A 39 year old man appeared in the Supreme Court on Monday morning with four sexual related charges against a his grand niece.
The victim is categorized by the Court as being under 16 years of age.
The defendant whose name is suppressed to protect the identity of the victim, had sexual connection with his grand-niece on four separate occasions in December 2020, at a village in Savaii.
The defendant applied for legal aid counsel and Quentiin Sauaga accepted the Court’s request. Saaga applied for an adjournment to obtain full instructions of the charges against his client.
The defendant was ordered to be taken back into custody until a bail hearing for him is scheduled next week.