Asiaone: Woman pleads guilty, but law says only men can be guilty of rape

(…) Yesterday, Zunika Ahmad, 39, who is biologically female but had lived as a man since she was 16, and had even „married“ two women, turned up in the High Court expecting to be jailed for her offences.

Both the prosecution and defence had also agreed on the facts and charges of the case.

But in an unexpected landmark ruling, Senior Judge Kan Ting Chiu rejected Zunika’s guilty pleas and acquitted her of the sexual penetration charges.

His reason: Under the law, only a man can be charged with sexual penetration. (…)