67-year-old-man pleads guilty to sex with underage girl

Tali halaia 'a Sione Faka'osifono Fainga'anuku ta'u 67 'o Tungua, Ha'apai ki he tukuaki'i na'a ne tohotoho'i ha ki'i ta'ahine ta'u si'i. 'Oku kei lele 'e ne hopo' 'i he 'Eiki Fakamaau Lahi Paulsen ke 'osi ki he Falaite ko hono 'aho 4. FAKATOKANGA'I ANGE: Ne mau 'uluaki līpooti 'o pehē na'e tali tonuhia 'a e faka'iloa. Na'e 'ikai tonu 'a e fakamatala ko ia'. Ko hono mo'oni' na'a' ne tali halaia.

A 67- year-old Ha’apai man has pleaded guilty to attempted carnal knowledge of a child and indecent assault on the child under the age of 12.

Local news media said Sione Faka’osifono Fainga’anuku of Tungua appeared before Chief Justice Paulsen in Pangai, Ha’apai on Monday for his trial.

It has been reported the incident took place in 2017.

The four-day trial is expected to conclude on Thursday 3.

Editor’s note: In an earlier version of this story we said the accused pleaded not guilty. That was incorrect. The accused in fact pleaded guilty. 

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