25 Jul 2006

Police officer in Samoa charged with attempted rape

8:08 am on 25 July 2006

A policeman charged with the attempted rape and assault of a woman who was in police custody, has entered a not guilty plea in the Samoa Supreme Court.

Fa'apaia Agafili is alleged to have sexually assaulted the 24 year old woman on June 17.

His trial date has been set for June 18, 2007.

The officer, who has been suspended from his job, has been remanded on bail.