22 Oct 2004

Pitcairn sex abuse case judgments expected next week

9:14 am on 22 October 2004

A Pitcairn Island court hearing under-age sex and rape charges will hand down its verdicts on Monday.

Two of the seven men on trial have changed their plea to guilty.

Reports say sentencing of those found guilty is likely to take another week.

However reports say any people sentenced to prison will not go behind bars until the New Year, owing to disputes over whether Britain has jurisdiction over Pitcairn.