PITCAIRN MAYOR CHARGED WITH KEEPING CHILD PORN

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Warren arrested by British officer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 5, 2010) – The mayor of the remote British territory of Pitcairn has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Michael Warren, who is 46, was arrested by the New Zealand police officer seconded to the island, 5,000 kilometers from Auckland, on behalf of the British High Commission.

The New Zealand Herald reported he has been charged with possessing indecent photos of children and possessing pornographic images, videos and documents involving children.

[PIR editor’s note: Six of seven men arrested on Pitcairn in connection with the alleged systematic sexual abuse of children were tried and found guilty in 2004.]

He will appear in the island’s magistrate’s court later this month.

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