Father’s Day 2013: 11-Year-Old New Zealand Boy Sires Child with 36-Year-Old Woman

By @vitthernandez on

Fatherhood came too early for a pre-teener in New Zealand, who reports said, sired a child with a 36-year-old woman who is the mother of his school friend.

The principal of the school where the young father is studying has taken custody both of the boy and the infant. With the unique case, the country's legal experts now are being urged to look into the possibility of charging women could be charged with rape.

"This case raises an important point. I will seek advice from officials on whether or not a law change is required," Justice Minister Judith Collins said in a statement.

New Zealand law defines rape as applicable only when males forces sex which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Females who force their unwilling partners to have sex are charged only with sexual violation, not rape.

The principal disclosed that the boy approached him toward the end of the 2012 school year to confess his problem. He quoted the student as saying, "You won't be very happy with me." The boy then admitted he was having sex with his friend's mother and he wanted to put a stop to the dalliance.

The two met in April 2012 when the 11-year-old did not attend school and spend the day at the home of his friend. The women eventually gave the boy beer, which later led to a sexual encounter between the two.

By the time the baby was born, the boy had turned 12, which is still too young to become a father. Child Youth and Family took custody of their baby two months ago.

However, the woman denied there was sexual contact between them.

Ken Clearwater, the manager of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, commenting on the case, said, "As a male you're supposed to enjoy it but we don't say that about young girls. Males are not seen as victims. The psychological damage is huge - and they carry extra shale because it's a woman and you're supposed to enjoy it."

Teenage moms are not new, but the concept of pre-teenage dads is still quite novel although there had been a few cases on record.