Suspect Deported From Sea-Tac Airport To Samoa
SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of child rape in Samoa has been deported after nearly a year in custody at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Seattle says the 37-year-old, Vaiaoga Leatuvao, came to the United States in September 2012. After a warrant was issued in Samoa he was arrested last August because his visa expired and held for deportation proceedings.
The agency says officers departed with the man Tuesday from Sea-Tac Airport and they arrived Thursday in Samoa where he was turned over to local law enforcement.
He’s accused of raping four girls at a school for the disabled where he taught.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Blind Dog Rescued After Being Lost For 2 Weeks In The Cold
- Port Angeles Residents Rattled By Mysterious Booms
- Oregon Considers Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions
- ‘Sheena’s Law’ Passes Senate, Notifies Family Members When Confiscated Guns Returned
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.