Jury trial set for another sex assault case on Rota


The Rota Courthouse will once again hear a sexual assault case.

On Friday, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho set the jury trial of 33-year-old Serafin M. Ogo for Oct. 10, 2017.

Ogo, an employee of the Rota Mayor’s Office, faces two charges of sexual assault in the second degree.

The Office of the Attorney General alleged that Ogo inappropriately touched an 18-year-old girl on June 9 on Rota. It is also alleged that Ogo touched the victim and told her to stop moving when she tried to move away from him between May 1 and June 30, 2016.

The Department of Public Safety dispatch received a call last June 19 regarding a sexual assault case. The victim said that Ogo, who smelled of alcohol, rubbed her right inner thigh. She tried to move away but Ogo grabbed her privates. The victim got up from the table but Ogo allegedly approached her from behind and grabbed her right breast. The victim said she was scared.

The victim said that between May 1 and June 30, 2016, when she was just 17, Ogo also rubbed her right leg and privates. She said she was afraid and shocked.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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