Jehovah’s Witness Church man denies sex charge

An official of a local church has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted sexual violation in a case involving a nine-year-old girl.

Niuti Tuitamalii Auvae, who is a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Faith, issued the plea when he appeared before the Chief Justice, His Honour, Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu, last week.