In 2003, a 21-year-old swimming instructor named Stacey Friel admitted to having sexual relations with one of her 13-year-old pupils. Her punishment? A one-year suspension from coaching, because she undertook an action that drew negative attention to the team.
The team with all the statutory raping.
"There's no 'no' in 'team'!"
It turns out that women couldn't be charged for statutory rape in New Zealand because they couldn't be charged for rape. Period. The country's criminal law only applied to men. And Friel knew it -- she checked first to make sure the law was on her side.
Efforts to expand the legal definition of rape to include women have since been rejected in New Zealand. But at the very least, they finally outlawed the sexual abuse of boys by adult women -- way back in 2005.
Women still can't be charged for rape, mind you, but they can be charged with "sexual violation," which is more lenient, but at least gives courts an option with which to prosecute female predators. But if you were a child sexually violated by a woman in New Zealand any time before Batman Begins came out, the NZ justice system has a shrug and a very polite "sorry" for you, and that's it.
No word yet on whether 11-year-olds pay child support to the 36-year-olds who rape and get pregnant by them.