A 38-year-old male from Savai’i has been charged for indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl.
Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Sala’a Moananu Sala’a said the incident happened when the girl was making her way home from school.
“According to reports from the Vaito’omuli Police Office the nine year had just finished school and she was on her way home,” said Sala’a.
“The accused saw the little girl and called her. She went to him and that’s where he allegedly sexually assaulted her."
The man is scheduled to appear in Court next Monday.
Sala’a also advised the parents to look after their children.
“This is a very young victim and she shouldn’t have been left alone. The ministry is advising the parents to work together with the ministry of police in decreasing these sorts of crimes,” he said.
“We as parents play a huge role in our children’s lives and that is to ensure they are safe because nowadays we never know what could happen.
“We need to be alert at all times and we need to look after our children.”