This happens in Canada too...
This is a story from a Norwegian newspaper - Canada is no different.
Women who commit sexual assaults on minors often receive more lenient sentences than men, according to two defense lawyers.
"My experience is that women are less often prosecuted, are more often acquitted and in many instances receive more lenient punishments than men who have committed the same crime," lawyer Sigurd Klomsæt told radio station P4.
Prominent defense attorney John Christian Elden agrees.
"I can't throw down surveys that support this, but my clear impression after many years in court is that women often receive milder sentences than men, in regard to sex offenses, among other things," Elden said.
Elden referred to a sentence a week ago where a woman was sentenced to 45 days, 24 suspended, for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy, a case where the court found that the long-term nature of the offense was an aggravating circumstance.
"If this had been a man the sentence would have been significantly higher, normally 120 days," Elden said.