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SEX ABUSE

American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 67-year-old taxi driver accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl has opted to take a plea offer from the government. Pitone Sivatia's trial was set to kick off this week. It was in the middle of jury selection that defense attorney, Assistant Public Defender...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail for a man accused of — among other things — raping his biological daughter, is set at $50,000. In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of the parties involved. Samoa News points out that the alleged sexual activities...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A Supreme Court Justice in Samoa has blamed a woman for failing to protect her daughter from being sexually abused by her father. The comments came during the sentencing of a 47-year-old man, who was found guilty of raping his step-daughter five times, starting when she was 13 years...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The the case of the 45-year-old stepfather who is accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter is now bound over to the High Court, after the defendant waived his rights to a preliminary hearing last week. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the name of the...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa who is accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police this week. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the name of the stepfather, to protect the 11-year-old. It should be noted that the Court affidavit...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A 21-year-old man from Malaeimi accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kose Logova’a appeared in High Court yesterday morning for his Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Public Defender...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35-year-old man who is accused of sexually abuse of a 13-year-old girl told the court in a plea agreement he is guilty. Eti Muagututia, who is out on a $10,000 surety bond appeared in High Court last Friday for a Change of Plea hearing. He is represented by Public...
Bus driver, Lalomilo Taume
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A case of another bus driver accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl was filed in District Court last week. It was the victim’s 20-year-old brother who alerted police about the alleged incident and as a result, the suspect was arrested. Lalomilo Raymond Taume, 42...
 Bus driver, Taifau Mulipola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The unfaithful bus driver who was having a secret sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl for months is paying a small price for his actions. Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea ordered Taifau Mulipola to serve a period of detention of 14 months as a condition of...
Americsn Samoa Sex Offender Registry website at https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who spent 10 months in jail for touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner is now free. Samasoni Leama was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on Wednesday, after his sentence was handed down by Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea. Leama...

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