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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl is now in custody after he was arrested by police pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Vaioa Pomate made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He is charged with 6 criminal charges, including...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Tafuna last month is scheduled to appear in Court next week for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court last month that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An alleged sexual relationship between two high school students resulted with a young man being arrested and charged with more than 20 criminal charges, after the mother of the girl reported to authorities that her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant as a result of the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year old bus driver was arrested by police last month after allegations arose that 5 months ago he sexually assaulted his 16-year old niece. The victim along with a relative made the report to police last month after the alleged incident took place. According to the...
TCF — Territorial Correctional Facility sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who spent 9 months in jail for touching a woman in a sexual manner is a free man now. Alfred Toke was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, following his sentencing by the court. Toke was initially charged with attempted rape and...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old stepfather convicted of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old stepdaughter over a period of 10 months will serve 7 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). (In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of all...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A 36-year old man from Samoa was arrested by police three weeks ago after allegations arose that 5 months ago he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, who is also from Samoa. The victim and along with a relative made the report to police three weeks after the alleged...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man from Malaeimi who was accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old, who is a relative, has pled guilty under a plea bargain with the government. Tovia Misiolo is scheduled to appear in Court on May 23 for sentencing. Misiolo was initially charged with...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa pled guilty last week to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl over a span of nearly five months. Polani Taumaloto, 24, is an overstayer who was initial slapped with 8 felony charges — two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, and 4 counts of sexual...
Tugia Tuliau
Apia, SAMOA — A former Samoa Methodist church minister has been jailed for four years and ten months for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Togia Tuliau pleaded guilty last year to eight charges of sexual connection and one charge of indecent assault. The victim, a member of Tuliau's church,...

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