9 Nov 2017

Samoan teacher found guilty of raping student

1:16 pm on 9 November 2017

A 39-year teacher and father of four in Samoa has been found guilty of raping a 13-year-old student.

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Efeso Pati Masina who was also a Bishop of the Mormon church denied any wrongdoing.

The court heard from several witnesses on behalf of the victim including teachers and relatives.

Masina will be sentenced on 24 November.

The victim was also raped by her uncle who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in June.