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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for rape and indecent assault of a young girl. While, a 22-year-old was jailed for two-years for indecent assault.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man has been jailed for two-years after he was found guilty on two counts of indecent assault of a teenage girl in 2018. "With the possible exception of the relatively recent rise in serious drug related offences, sexual offences, especially against the young are one of the most damaging ills to the moral and legal integrity of any society," said the Chief Justice.
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Monday 1 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 16-year-olds who pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a young girl under the age of 15 years and simple indecent assault received non-custodial sentences, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 29. “In the ordinary case, a custodial sentence would be warranted in order to reflect the Court's denunciation of this alarmingly prevalent type of offending, to protect young girls in society and effect adequate deterrence,” the Lord Chief Justice said.
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Monday 24 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A husband and wife who were convicted of rape, sodomy and indecent assault of a woman in Neiafu, Vava’u last year, have been sentenced to 17 years and 15 years imprisonment respectively.
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