Accused of raping minor passenger on MV Lady Naomi
By Joyetter Luamanu
APIA, Samoa (Samoa Observer, Dec. 30, 2012) – A crewmember of the MV Lady Naomi has been detained in American Samoa following allegations of a sexually related crime.
The name of the crewmember is being withheld.
But the man was arrested by Detectives of American Samoa’s Criminal Investigation Division when the Lady Naomi arrived in American Samoa from Apia yesterday.
Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, Leiseau Laumoli, said the alleged "rape" incident was reported to the American Samoa authorities yesterday morning.
He said the investigation is continuing and was not at liberty to divulge the details.
CID Commander, Lavata’i Ta’ase Sagapolutele is leading the investigation.
Asked for a comment, Commander Sagapolutele declined.
Sources, however, told the Samoa News that when Detectives arrived at the Pago Pago wharf, no one was allowed to enter or...