6 Dec 2010

Mayor of Pitcairn charged with possessing child pornography

5:57 am on 6 December 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, 5000km 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.

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