Man found Guilty of Raping his Nephew’s Wife


07 September 2019 Mulinuu Courts Apia Samoa. Siaosi Sooa of Faatoia has been found guilty of raping his nephew’s 20 year-old wife.

A panel of assessors returned with a guilty verdict after a 2 day hearing in Samoa’s Supreme Court this week.

The Court heard that the offending took place in 2016 at Faatoia where the accused and the victim live on the same family property.

The victim had gone into the main house for a glass of water when Sooa grabbed her, threw her on the ground and raped her.

Sooa was represented by Tufuga Tagaloa Tufuga while Fuifui Ioane led the police prosecution.

Court has been adjourned to 27th September 2019 for sentencing by Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.

Sina Retzlaff