Half the men on small island charged with rape

Pitcairn Island is a tiny, remote island with only 46 people living on it. Seven of the men there — more than half the adult male population, including the mayor — have been charged with over about 100 counts of sexual assault, including the rape of a five year old. The charges arose after a British policewoman visited the island and met some of the girls, who told her what had been going on. This blog entry has links to articles from various news-sites on the trial.

The residents of the island are descendants of the mutineers from the HMS Bounty and the local Polynesian population in 1790.


(Thanks, Cyrus!)