Senior medical doctor and former head of Medcen Hospital, Mamea Dr. Emosi Puni has been jailed for 12 months.
Dr. Puni was convicted earlier this year of indecently assaulting a woman patient seven years ago.
The sentence was delivered by Justice Pierre Slicer in the Supreme Courton Friday afternoon.
Justice Slicer did not give reasons for his decision.
He only pointed out that he had made two deductions from the prison term having taken into consideration that Mamea has already been penalised by his village.
What’s more, the Court took into consideration the reconciliation between the defendant and the family of the victim during which $1,000 was presented to the family.
The reconciliation took place two days before sentencing.
When Mamea was found guilty earlier this year, his lawyer Tagaloa Enoka Puni appealed his conviction.
On 23 November 2012, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.
Members of the public could be forgiven for feeling a little aggrieved.
The latest bid for a Pacific Asia team - involving players from Samoa - to join Super Rugby in 2016 deserves support.
Samoans are known for their patience and their readiness to seek solutions for situations affecting groups of people through continued dialogue.
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