Supreme court finds man not guilty on four charges of carnal knowledge

    Tuku ange ‘e he ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi’ ‘a Sione Tautua’ā Afu mei he hia ko e mohe mo e ta'ahine ta'u si'i. Ne makatu’unga e tuku ange' he pehē ‘e he fakamāu’ na’e faitotonu pe 'a Afu he‘ene pehē ne kohu ia ko e ki’i ta’ahine’ na’e ta’u 18. Ka ko hono mo’oni ne kei ta’u 13 pe ia māhina ‘e 11 he taimi ko ia’. Ko e hia ‘eni ne pehē ne fakahoko ‘i ‘Aokosi ‘aho 7-8 ‘o e 2017. Mahino foki na’e hola ‘a e ki’i ta’ahine ko ‘eni mei honau ‘api’ fakataha mo hano tokoua. Ne nau iku fetaulaki mo ha ta'ahine 'e taha ko hona maheni 'i kolo 'o nau ō ai pe, ‘o nau fetaulaki mo Afu pea nau iku ai ki ha loto vao ‘i Veitongo. Nau nofo ai pea ‘oku pehē ne iku mohe tu’o fā ai ‘a Afu mo e ki’i ta’ahine’. Na’e fakahā ‘e he ta’ahine’ ki he fakamaau’anga’ ko ia pe ia ne ne holi kia Afu ke na mohe’. Ne iku lāunga ‘ena fa’ee’ ki he kau polisi ‘o nau kumi ‘o ma’u atu ‘a e ongo tautehina’ ni pea pehē kia Afu mo ha tangata 'e taha ‘oku nau nofo mai he loto vao’.

    The Supreme Court has freed a man charged with four counts of carnal knowledge of a girl under 15. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen found Sione Tautu’a’a afu not guilty on the grounds that he honestly believed the girl to be 18. The offences were alleged to have occurred on August 7-8, 2017. The court was…


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