5 year old ‘sex offender’.
5-year-old sex offender on crime list.
From the NZ Herald:
A 5-year-old and two 6-year-old boys were apprehended by police for sexual assault last year.
They were among 716 children aged under nine who were reprimanded in the 2008/09 financial year for offences from unlawfully taking a bicycle and possession of cannabis to threatening to kill and assault with a weapon.
The 5-year-old and two 6-year-olds who committed sexual assaults were among 12 children who committed sexual offences. Police did not give details of the offending, citing privacy issues.
A 5- year old can’t be a sex offender, they are imitating what they have seen on TV, or what they have seen their parents or relatives doing. It is also likely they may also be repeating what has been done to them.
Full article here.