Tongan MP Vātau Hui charged with indecent assault of a woman: reports

Police have  charged MP Vātau Hui who allegedly indecently dealt with a woman, Tongan media reported.

MP Vātau Hui

The MP for the Niuas is facing allegations from a Ha’ateiho woman of having subjected her to sexual harassment and assault, the reports said.  

No further details are available about his charges.

Kaniva News has contacted Hon Hui and is awaiting an answer.

In 2018 Hon Hui was convicted and fined in the Fasi Lower Court after pleading guilty to failing to submit a report of his financial campaign expenses.

As we reported at the time,  a local Magistrate fined him a total of $US129.

The court was told an Electoral Commission investigation found Hui failed to report his campaign spending and police were alerted.

Candidates can spend up to a maximum of just over $US4,000 on election advertising and are required to file a financial report after every election.

Hui unseated a former Minister of Internal Affairs, Fe’ao Vakata, during the 2017 November election.

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