28 Dec 2012

American Samoa arrests sailor for suspected rape

3:15 pm on 28 December 2012

A crew member of the Samoa government owned inter-island ferry MV Lady Naomi is in police custody in American Samoa.

The 25-year old man was taken into custody when the vessel docked in Pago Pago this morning.

A government official says the sailor is alleged to have committed rape before the vessel arrived in Pago Pago.