The Tonga Supreme Court has acquitted a teenager on charges of knowingly having consensual intercourse with a 14-year girl in 2017. The court accepted that the accused, who was 18 years old at the time, believed that the girl was 17 years and would not have had sexual intercourse with the girl if he knew she was 14. The girl became pregnant as a consequence.
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Results for carnal knowledge
Saturday 24 February 2018
Thursday 25 May 2017
Petuliki Lave (22) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the serious offence of carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 12.
Saturday 6 June 2009
Peauafi Halapio was sentenced to six and a half years in Hu'atolitoli Prison for incest committed with his first cousin who was similarly charged with the criminal offence but was given a suspended sentence.