Islanders convicted of sex attacks.
Among those convicted was the mayor, Steve Christian, who claims to be a direct descendant of mutiny leader Fletcher Christian. He was cleared of four indecent assaults and one rape but convicted of five other rapes, said New Zealand's TVNZ television network.
Sentencing is expected later this week.
The men were tried for 51 sex attacks dating back up to 40 years on women and girls on the island, which has a permanent population of just 47.
Prosecutors painted a picture of a male-dominated society in which underage sex was commonplace.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Oct 25, 2004|
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