Monday 1st March 2021, Mulinuu Courthouse, Apia Samoa. A man appeared in the Supreme Court this morning, charged with 35 counts of rape against a 10 year old girl.
Pesamino Perofeta allegedly raped a 10 year old 35 times over a 10 month period between May 2020 and February this year, when the matter was finally brought to the police by a family member.
Prosecutor Fuifui Ioane requested a one week adjournment to finalise charges against the defendant who was represented by defense counsel Maureen Tuimalealiifano.
Perofeta is remanded in custody as the Court process continues.