A Vavaʻu man faces charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Kolonga on Wednesday.
Police Senior Detective Semi Veʻehala has confirmed this to Kaniva News this afternoon.
Veʻehala released no other details about the charges because of the sensitive nature of the case.
He said a Police investigation continues and more information would be released soon.
The name of the girl could not be published because of her age.
Meanwhile a highly emotional video showing the moment the victim’s father was desperate after he was told about the alleged sexual assault against his daugther has been posted to Facebook.
“I wish that you could see what’s really in my heart and how I love my daughter”, the father sobbed out his grief at his daugther’s attacker, in Tongan.
Kaniva News has learnt the accused and his family moved to Kolonga in December 2015.