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.
Earlier this week, two men were found dead in the village of Ulutogia.
Reported to have been motivated by anger and unforgiving rage, another man from the same village allegedly hacked them to death with a machete in their sleep.`
The sky has been the focus for many people around the world for the last five months and more particularly the past 10 days.
The last few weeks were clearly not the best of times for embattled Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. The front page headlines during that time were surely both revealing and scathing they might have provoked someone with an unsteady mental stamina to reconsider his priorities.
As you can see from the front page of your newspaper today, we only have 58 more days to go.
Indeed the countdown has well and truly begun to that meeting of meetings Samoa is preparing to host in a couple of months time.