28 May 2013

American Samoa man faces numerous sex charges

10:29 am on 28 May 2013

In American Samoa, three women from Samoa have been taken into protective custody and a man who brought them into the territory has been charged with forcing them to have sex with him.

Court affidavits say sometimes the sexual activities would include the man's wife.

Hanipale Malae faces numerous sex and assault charges including rape, deviate sexual assault, sodomy, sexual abuse, child endangerment and furnishing porno materials to a minor.

The women aged 15, 20 and 27 are all from Savai'i.