FBI arrests alleged Rape Fugitive in Honolulu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu FBI agents caught up with a 26-year-old man wanted in connection with the rape of a 13 year-old in American Samoa.

Agents arrested Tone Pulou at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the McDonalds located at 4725 Bougainville Drive in Honolulu.

Honolulu police and the FBI have been working the case for the past five days.

The FBI says Pulou was wanted by the Government of American Samoa for rape, first degree sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The warrant for Mr. Pulou's arrest was issued in August 2010. According to court papers Pulou was an elementary school teacher in American Samoa who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 13 year old female student that resulted in the student's pregnancy. This sexual relationship between teacher and student allegedly continued from September 2009 through February 2010.

The FBI says Pulou travelled to Australia after fleeing American Samoa in August 2010. He arrived on Oahu from Australia on Friday September 30 and had been staying with friends in Waianae for the past few days.

The FBI says the Attorney General of American Samoa has indicated that they will extradite Pulou back to American Samoa to face the charges.

The arrest was made without incident.

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