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Pitcairn Island appoints first woman mayor after sex trials
Pitcairn Island appoints first woman mayor after sex trials

[JURIST] 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 jail to community service. The new mayor is Christian's sister, Brenda Christian, who will lead the 47-member island community until formal elections can be held on December 15. Paper Chase has previous stories on the Pitcairn sex trial here. BBC News has more.