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Sunday 14 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old man was convicted of raping a young woman who was working as cleaner at a guesthouse back in 2017, in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two male teenagers were sentenced to seven and eight-years imprisonment each for violently raping a woman who lived alone, in a deterrent sentence by a Supreme Court judge who said this is to protect women against predatory sexual home invasions. The perpetrators were involved in drugs and alcohol.
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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A single 20-year-old man who was convicted of raping a woman last year in Tongatapu was sentenced to four-years and six-months imprisonment at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man who was convicted of raping a woman last year in Tongatapu will be sentenced on November 26, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment for numerous offences that included serious indecent assault of his two young stepdaughters and raping one of them. The mother (42) who helped him commit some of these serious sexual offences was sentenced to seven years and three months imprisonment. The judge agreed that the offendings constituted a grave breach of trust and the sentence imposed should reflect it.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The confession of a 20-year-old male accused was excluded from evidence in an ongoing rape trial as it was prejudice against him, after the Supreme Court found a breach in the law when a Tonga Police Constable failed to properly advise him on one of his rights, before his interrogation in November last year.
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Monday 24 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was found guilty by a Supreme Court judge, on numerous counts that included serious indecent assault of his two young step-daughters and raping one of them, while the mother was found guilty of helping him commit several of these serious sexual offences, which took place last year in Tongatapu. Name suppression was ordered by the judge to protect the identity of the victims.
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Friday 14 September 2018

San Mateo, California
Police in California are urging anyone who may have been victimized by a 62-year-old man Latu Kamisese Lavaki (originally from Tonga) to contact law enforcement. The San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office, in the US, released a media statement on Wednesday, calling Lavaki a “prolific sexual predator”.
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Thursday 26 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A married man, Talanoa Fainu, aged in his 40s, a father of nine children, was convicted of raping his 20-year-old girlfriend in a car in a bush area near Houma on 15 May last year. He was remanded in custody after the ruling was made by Justice Cato of the Tonga Supreme Court on Monday 23 April.
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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year old man has been detained in custody to be sentenced on two counts of rape committed in 2013, after being convicted at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
27-year-old man has been charged with raping a 26-year-old woman alleged to have occurred at a bush allotment in Tokomololo, on October 19.
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Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man who has been convicted of raping a victim who was asleep at her home in Tongatapu last year, is in custody to be sentenced on October 24.
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Sunday 10 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men, convicted of rape and attempted rape in separate cases that took place in Tongatapu last year, awaits sentencing at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman is entitled to feel safe in her own home. Home invasion accompanied by sexual offending is not uncommon in Tonga possibly as a consequence of the limited security many homes have, a Supreme Court judge said when sentencing Paneti Sa (18) to five-years imprisonment for the predatory and callous crime when he raped a 27-year-old pregnant woman in her own home in Tongatapu, last year.
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Holani (22) was sentenced to four-years and nine months imprisonment for the rape of a woman at home in Nuku'alofa, in July last year. "A woman is entitled to expect she is safe in her house from predatory sexual offending,” said the judge in passing sentence.
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Saturday 6 February 2016
Sisi Pale (34) has been sentenced to serve a combined imprisonment sentence of six and a half-years for robbery and rape of a woman who was home alone at Sopu during a group break-in on June 10, 2014.
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Monday 16 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a 26-year-old woman, which allegedly occured on Friday, 13 November at Fangaloto in Tongatapu.
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Monday 11 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have received prison terms for offences related to a home invasion in Sopu on June 10, 2014, where a woman was robbed, tied up and raped. Two other men have received suspended sentences for their roles in the housebreaking
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Wednesday 5 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal ended last week with judgments on 14 cases. The court reduced a 13 year imprisonment sentence to five years for a man convicted of raping a feeble minded woman in 2011, after finding that the sentence was “manifestly excessive”.
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the five men charged with robbery at a home in Sopu on 11 June has been additionally charged with the rape and indecent assault of a woman occupant.
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