24 Jan 2007

Samoa police investigating alleged sexual assault by New Zealand visitor

11:16 am on 24 January 2007

The police in Samoa are investigating an alleged sexual assault against young boys in a rural village by a New Zealand man known to the alleged victims as Kevin.

The suspect is said to live overseas but often visits the village at different times of the year.

A private television station has been told the man was found in a village house with several boys who are now being questioned by police.

The police say investigations are being carried out following a complaint to the Samoa Victim Support group by the mother of one of the alleged victims.