On the eve of the trial, six journalists arrived and immediately fell into one of the best stories of their stay on the rock. Coronavirus Explore our guides to help you through the pandemic. Mayor Steve Christian, Randy Christian, and Len Brown were all sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to six years.
Reuse this content. A study of island records confirmed anecdotal evidence that most girls bore their first child between the ages of 12 and The trial has revealed almost as much about the tense divisions in the three extended families who make up most of Pitcairn's population of Prosecutors called their highest profile defendant first - island mayor Steve Christian.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Sign In Create Account. The case was dealt with by islanders and the young man sent away, but it prompted other girls to come forward with accounts of sexual mistreatment.
Insix other men who had left the island were found guilty of sex crimes against children after being tried in New Zealand. The woman said she had been too ashamed to tell anyone, even her schoolteacher, who was from New Zealand.
London: Harper Collins. Movements of Bounty under Christian after the mutiny, from 28 April onwards. Thomas Ellison. Preparations got under way on the island, where the accused men helped to build their own prison.
A visit to Tongatapu, or any island landfall, might incur similarly violent consequences; their best chance of salvation, Bligh reckoned, lay in sailing directly to the Dutch settlement of Kupang in Timorusing the rations presently on board. Download as PDF Printable version.
Prisoners and families write one another daily. Because they were the first inmates to report, Steve and his son Randy got rooms with views. The island is Britain's last territory in the Pacific, and is overseen by the British high commissioner in New Zealand.
NPR Shop. Like several other women in the tight island community, she had been placed in a hellish situation by Operation Unique.