Stepfather faces rape charge

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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A 59-year-old father was arrested and accused of raping his daughter last week.  

This was confirmed by the Police Media Officer, Su’a Lemamea Tiumalu, yesterday.

The alleged victim is 18-years-old and is an adopted daughter of the accused man. 

Su’a said the matter was reported to the Lotofaga Police Post where the accused was charged with one count of rape.

He has been locked up in custody awaiting his Court appearance on 8 August 2016.

In another rape case, a 35-year-old male will appear in Court on 15 August 2016 accused of rape. 

The matter was reported to the Police Post at Afega on the 29 July 2016 by the victim’s aunty. 

The alleged victim is a 14-year-old girl who has no relationship with the accused.

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