Indecent assault ends in prison sentence

A 17 years-old man from Ha’apai has been sentenced to four years in prison for indecent assault of a minor and sodomy.

The Hon. Justice Cato sentenced Sione Ketau to three years for sodomy and 12 months for indecent assault in the Supreme Court.

The assault took place on June 22 at Lapaha.

The family of the child have not accepted the man’s apologies.

The final 12 months of his sentence for sodomy have been suspended on condition that he not commit any offences punishable by imprisonment for a period of a period of two years, be placed on probation for 12 months and have no contact with the complainant.

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