Husband and wife charged for alleged rape of 18 year old girl


Police spokesman Inspector Maotaoalii Kaioneta Aliisolia Kitiona

BY Aiga Tofilau

APIA, SAMOA: THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016: A 36 year old man will appear in court tomorrow to answer the charges of rape filed by her 18 year old sister in law.

The complainant’s sister, who is the accused’s wife, will also appear charged as party to the offence.

According to the Police spokesman Inspector Maotaoalii Kaioneta Aliisolia Kitiona, the incident happened 01 January 2016 but the girl was scared to report the matter and it was not until she ran away from her sister and her husband that she went to report the matter to the Police.

The two suspects will appear in court tomorrow.

The second rape charges involve a 15 year old girl and her 26 year old stepfather. Constable Maotaoali’i says the incident happened in August last year and was only reported last Wednesday 18 May.

A 28 year old mother has also filed rape charges against a 27 year man. The case involves the woman’s 4 year old daughter.

The Police spokesman says committing this crime against a child under 12 years old can carry a sentence of life imprisonment.

The suspect will appear in court 06 June 2016.

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