Man charged with raping students in Samoa found in Seattle

Man charged with raping students in Samoa found in Seattle
Vaiaoga Leatuvao transfers flights in Los Angeles after being deported from Seattle to Samoa, where he has been charged with raping four children. (Courtesy of ICE)

SEATTLE -- A 37-year-old man charged with raping four disabled students at a school in Samoa was found in the Seattle area and deported Tuesday, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to ICE, Vaiaoga Leatuvao came to the United States on a six-month visitor's visa in September 2012.

In July 2013, the Samoan government charged Leatuvao with raping four female students at a Samoan school for disabled children where he was working as a teacher.

Leatuvao, who was still in Seattle on the now-expired visa, was arrested last August for immigration violations, according to ICE. He was finally deported Tuesday from Sea-Tac Airport, arriving in Samoa on Thursday.