A CHILD sexual abuse case will focus attention on one of the world's most remote and famous islands: Pitcairn - a tiny British colony between New Zealand and Chile - which was settled by the Bounty mutineers in 1790. A long delay in laying charges following an intensive investigation has resulted from the region's challenging geography.

Transplanting legal teams to Pitcairn is almost impossible and costly, (it takes 8 days by boat) so the New Zealand government has been persuaded to pass a new law to empower a Supreme Court ...

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