More Incest and Sexual Violation Cases

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16 January 2019, Apia Samoa. A 41-year old male of Lufilufi has been remanded in custody on the charge of incest against his two daughters aged 15 and 16.

According to a statement issued by the police yesterday, a 37-year old female of Nu’usuatia, Safata came in to the police station to lodge a complaint against the accused for sexual acts against his own daughters.

It was unclear if the woman was a relative of the 2 young victims.

According to Samoa Police, the incident occurred between 2016 and 2017 when the victims were aged 12 and 13. The matter was not brought to the attention of the police until last week on the 7th of January 2019.

“The defendant has been charged with incest and he is scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court on the 28th of January.”

In a different matter, the Samoa Police have charged a 53 year old male of Sataua and Auala for sexual violation of a  21-year old female of Sataua.

The matter was brought to the attention of the Police by an aunty of the victim.

The police report states that, “as a result of the sexual violation the victim was admitted 4 times at the Sataua district hospital.”

“The complainant is the aunty of the victim.”

“The accused has been charged with sexual violation and he has been remanded in custody to await his court appearance.”


Deidre Fanene