14/08/2014 12:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

11-Year-Old Boy Is World's Youngest Father

The youngest father

An 11-year-old boy from Auckland, New Zealand, has become the world's youngest father after having a child with the 36-year-old mother of his school friend.

The schoolboy and the baby are now both believed to be in care. The woman is facing criminal charges.

The woman and primary school age child both live in Auckland, New Zealand, where the current law states only a man can be accused of rape when they force sex. Women who have sex without consent can be charged with sexual violation. Both carry a maximum sentence of 20 years.

The contact is understood to have started in April 2012 when the boy and his friend took a day off school. They spent the day at the friend's home where the woman gave the boy alcohol and took part in a sexual encounter with him.

It is understood the woman coerced the child into repeated sexual encounters over a number of months before becoming pregnant.

The boy is understood to have told the principal of his school, who alerted police and Child Youth and Family Services.

If the age of the boy is confirmed, it would make him the youngest father in New Zealand.

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