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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested a 58-year-old man last month, for the alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl. The government claims that the defendant, Ameko Faavela, forcibly kept the victim inside his house for over an hour while he sexually abused her. During his arrest, officers...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men are now in custody after being arrested by police last month on the allegation they sexually abused a 15-year-old boy beginning in December of last year. Both men told investigators that it was the victim who came to them and instigated the incidents. The two men...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested on allegations that he sexually abused his girlfriend’s niece. Etimani Alofagia made his initial appearance in District Court last month and bond has been set at $15,000. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana (pot), an...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old uncle accused of raping his 16-year-old niece was arrested last week and is now in custody. He made his initial appearance before the Court two weeks ago. When arrested by police, illegal drugs were discovered in the defendant’s possession. The government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the public peace in the Nuuuli area is now charged with violating local drug laws after police found illegal drugs in his possession. Lago Fa’aaliga, 42, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. The government filed two...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Minister of Police and Prisons says he wants to bring back corporal punishment for rapists. Tialavea Tionisio Hunt told the Samoa Observer newspaper he was sickened by incidents of rape and sexual abuse against women and children. He said corporal punishment would serve as a...
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(Original title of this story was in error.  Samoa News apologizes.) Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man serving a 20 month detention as a condition of his 5-year probation after being convicted for sexually abusing a female student was released from custody last Friday after Chief Justice Michael...
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by Ausage Fausia Samoa News Reporter Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man has been accused of sexual abusing his 16-year-old niece. The government claims that the defendant is related to the victim’s mother. The alleged incident happened two months ago was reported to police when the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The bus driver who was sexually abusing a 16-year old girl for months is paying a price for his actions. The court has ordered Viliamu Laulu to serve a period of detention of 20 months as a condition of his 5-year probation, and upon serving his time at the Territory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A  45-year-old man from Samoa was sentenced yesterday morning for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter.  (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. It should be noted that the court affidavit...

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