6 Oct 2014

11 years for social media sex case in Samoa

11:42 am on 6 October 2014

In Samoa, a 27 year old man has been jailed for eleven years after he was found guilty of nine charges including rape, indecent assault, and filming his unlawful sexual acts.

There is concern in Samoa at the increase in cases involving the new crime of filming and uploading to social media cases of sexual assault.

The police said the defendant threatened the 19 year old woman that he would show the world what had happened to her if she told anyone.

Four months after the offences the woman was told by her fellow students they had seen naked images of her on Facebook.