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Kay

A friend of mine has a 12 year old son who has been sexually abused by a 20 year old woman. I was helping my friend though it, the child is badly shaken up however as part of all this I have discovered the law in the UK does not recognise a woman as a rapist. The police officer told my friend that although his son is only 12 and incapable of given consent a woman can never be charged with rape. It turns out Section 5 of the Sexual Offices Act 2003 say, “A person commits an offence if, a) he intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person with his penis, and b) the other person is under 13.” This means only a man can rape, even a child of any age! A woman is immune from prosecution as a rapist, the most she can be charged with is sexual assault which hold a lower stigma and lower punishment on conviction. Sexist laws!