An 11-year-old Auckland boy fathered a child after having sex with a friend's 36-year-old mother.
Contact between the boy and the woman reportedly began right around April of last year when the boy was 11.
The woman's son took a day off school and encouraged his friend to do likewise, spending the day at his home.
During the course of the day, the woman gave the boy beer and then later took part in a sexual encounter with him.
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The sexual contact continued for a number of months after the initial encounter. The boy had turned 12 by the time the child was born.
Social services took the baby into care about two months ago.
The boy approached his principal in his office about two-thirds of the way through the 2012 school year and told him he had a disclosure to make.
"You won't be very happy with me," he recalled the boy saying. He said he had been having sex with his friend's mother "and it needs to stop."