12 Apr 2017

American Samoa prison guard on rape charges

3:26 pm on 12 April 2017

A guard at the American Samoa Juvenile Detention Center is facing 10 charges of rape.

High Court in Fagatogo, American Samoa

High Court in Fagatogo, American Samoa. Photo: noaa

Okesene Alo was one of four public safety officers arrested last month.

The others are facing drugs charges.

Mr Alo, who was being held in custody, face a total of 35 counts, including 10 counts of rape involving a minor of 16 years old or younger, eight alleged drugs offences and six of aiding or permitting the escape of a prisoner.