Sex Offender’s Genitals To Be Castrated—Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Castration Bill

An outrageous law is being introduced in the state Alabama regarding sex offence against the minors. The lawmaker believes he has a plan to end sex offenses against children for once and for all. He has introduced a bill that would permanently damage the sex offender physically.

The HB 365 bill would make those sex offenders have to get their sex organs surgically castrated before they are sent to prison.

The lawmaker to introduce this bill is State Representative Steve Hurst, R-Calhoun County.

The bill would require the convict (if he is older than 21 years) who is accused of raping minors (12 years or younger) to be surgically castrated before he is released from custody.

The bill also implies the convicted offender would be solely responsible for all the costs during the operation.

“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,” Hurst told WIAT.

“If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers.”

“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,” said Hurst, who has filed a similar bill in the past, according to AJC News. Hurst has come up against his harsh critics who have argued that the castration is an inhumane and exaggerated way to deal with child sex offenders.

“I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said don’t you think this is inhumane? I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through. If you want to talk about inhumane–that’s inhumane.”

Hurst believes the implementation of this strict bill will make the sex offender think twice before committing to the deed.

“If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers,” said Hurst.

According to WNCN, Residents have some mixed emotions about it.

“Somebody that wants to mess with a little girl or little boy that age should be castrated, and they should not be able to mess with any other kids,” said Keith Dison.

“I understand prison and going to prison for a long time for some kind of crime like that, but to [physically] mutilate someone … that’s a little out there … it’s crazy,” Jessica George said.

This bill, however, needs to be passed by the judiciary committee before it is presented in the Alabama House and Senate.

This bill is introduced in the light of burgeoning child sex offence rate in the United States. Victims Of Crime reports 3 out of 4 adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

A Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows 1.6 percent (sixteen out of one thousand) of children between the ages of 12-17 were victims of rape/sexual assault.

Victims Of Crime also sheds light on the long term consequences of child abuse. According to its report, children who had an experience of rape or attempted rape in their adolescent years were 13.7 times more likely to experience rape or attempted rape in their first year of college.

Psychology Todaysays that the trauma associated with sexual abuse is a syndrome that affects not just the victim and their family, but all of our society. Our society considers sexual abuse, molestation and other shameful concepts shameful and tries to suppress information about them.

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