2 Oct 2014

Samoa NGO welcomes court decision

8:46 am on 2 October 2014

Samoa's Victim Support Group has praised a family court decision to accept its application for a protection order to care for a five-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by her mother's uncle.

Its president Lina Chang says this is the first protection order case filed by the organisation against the family of a sex abuse victim.

The group had concerns for the victim's safety after relatives of the girl's mother approached it for help.