A male from one of the villages in Savaii is being charged with the rape of a victim under the age of 16 years old.
This was confirmed by the Police Spokesperson Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu last week during his press conference with the media.
“This matter was reported to the police office at Tuasivi,” said Su’a.
“According to reports the victim is now six months pregnant and the accused is 23 years old.
“The accused is in custody to wait for his court appearance at the Supreme Court on the 27th of March.”