11 Jul 2018

Samoan matai guilty of underage sex

4:17 pm on 11 July 2018

A 67 year-old Samoan matai has been found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a girl under 17 years of age.

TV1 Samoa said the man who is an influential leader of the village, lives in New Zealand and was visiting Samoa when the incident happened.

Police told the court the accused was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

The man, who is yet to be named, will be sentenced on the 8th of August.