January 9, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
The Pitcairn Supreme Court found two more men guilty Tuesday of rape and related offences against children as young as seven. The latest conviction of Shawn Christian and Brian Young follow the six other men convicted in October 2004 of committing sexual abuse against women and underage girls on ...[read more]
October 31, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council sitting in London Monday upheld the sex abuse convictions of six men for committing rapes and sexual assaults against women and underage girls on the British possession of Pitcairn Island over a period of more than 30 years. The men, including the ...[read more]
March 2, 2006
by Angela Onikepe
The six men convicted in October 2004 of committing sexual abuse against women and underage girls on the British possession of Pitcairn Island over a period of 30 years have lost their latest appeals. Appearing before a specially-constituted Pitcairn Court of Appeal in Auckland, New Zealand, the ...[read more]
January 31, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Two of six men convicted in October 2004 for committing sex offenses on the small Pacific island of Pitcairn appeared in court Tuesday to appeal their sentences at the Pitcairn Court of Appeal in Auckland, New Zealand. Lawyers for the two men say they were unaware that they committed a crime ...[read more]
May 24, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
Six Pitcairn Island men, found guilty of multiple sexual abuse charges in October 2004, have lost their appeal in the Pitcairn Supreme Court sitting in Auckland, New Zealand. The Court denied all of the defense's arguments, including a claim that British law did not apply to the descendants of... ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
Six Pitcairn Island men convicted last year of rape, sexual assault, and indecent assault in one of the most unusual trials in British legal history began their appeal process Monday in the Pitcairn Supreme Court. The six men, four of whom face jail time and two who received hundreds of hours of ...[read more]
November 8, 2004
by Amit Patel
For the first time in its 214-year history, Pitcairn Island has selected a woman mayor. The island's former mayor Steve Christian was removed following his recent conviction for rape and sex attacks. Christian is one of six men convicted of the crimes who were handed sentences ranging from jai... ...[read more]
October 29, 2004
by Chris Buell
Following their convictions on Monday, six men have now been sentenced to up to six years in prison for rapes and sexual assaults that took place on Pitcairn Island, a British colony. Sentences for the six, who represent half of the island's male population, were suspended while they appeal. Pit... ...[read more]
October 25, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
Five Pitcairn Island men, including the island's mayor, were convicted Monday on multiple sexual abuse charges, including rape and indecent assault of girls as young as 12. A sixth man pleaded guilty and a seventh was cleared of the charges. The court rejected arguments that consensual underag... ...[read more]
October 14, 2004
by Brandon Smith
The seven Pitcairn Island men accused of multiple sex abuse charges have won the right to challenge British sovereignty over the Pacific outcrop before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest appeal court for Britain's overseas colonies, and even some of its ex-colonies. Lawyers... ...[read more]

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