Traditional medicine practitioner charged with rape and sexual touching

A traditional medicine practitioner from Fāhefa was arrested and charged with rape and sexual touching it has been reported today. He appeared in court last Friday.

Tonga Police said the complainant was a 30-year-old woman from Pahu who sought medical assistance from the male practitioner.

Police said the accused sexually assaulted the victim in a gardening allotment.

The accused provided traditional medicine treatments to a number of Tongans, Nukuʻalofa Central Police Superintendent Tēvita Fifita told Radio Tonga news.

He said Police have not received any further complaints from the public since the accused was arrested.

Police have yet to obtain the man’s personal records including whether he was married or not, Fifita said.

The accused  remained in police custody and he appeared in court last Friday 26. He was then bailed out to reappear in court next week.

Police investigation continues.

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