Tongan man arrested

Tongan man arrested in sting targeting child sex crimes in Hawaii

Finehafo’ou Hafoka of Kahului was arrested on 12 March for Electronic Enticement of a Child in the First Degree and Promoting Pornography for Minors.

Hafoka also was charged with two counts of indecent electronic display to a child.

Bail was set at $150,000.

Between 12 March and 14 March, officers, special agents and analysts posed as minors online and targeted those intending to meet children for sex.

Tongan sought by US police arrested in American Samoa

Samoa News has reported that Paul Harman, sought in Washington for the alleged rape of an underage girl 13 years ago, was arrested last Friday in Pago Pago by the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security.

Mr Harman appeared yesterday in the High Court of American Samoa. He has been remanded in local custody until another hearing next Wednesday, after which he is likely to be extradited to Washington.

Mr Harman had lived in American Samoa some years ago but it wasn't until he applied for a permit to re-enter American Samoa that a warrant for his arrest was activated.