Teacher faces sex charges

A 37-year-old school teacher has been arrested and charged for making sexual contact with a young person.

Confirmed by the Police Media Officer, Su’a Lemamea Tiumalu, the teacher has been in custody since last week.

Su’a said the matter was reported to the Faleolo Police Post by the School principal. 

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It is alleged that the teacher was having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student.

According to the Police, when the student was interviewed, she alleged that the teacher was also involved with another 18-year-old student.

Su’a said the alleged incidents occurred during school hours.

He said the charge of sexual connection carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if proven guilty and convicted. 

The accused is set to appear for first mention on 19 September 2016. 

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