Child Molesters Could Be Chemically Castrated Under New Law

Jun 6, 2019

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A US state has passed legislation that would see certain child sex offenders chemically castrated before becoming eligible for parole.

According to 7 News:

The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill that would require chemical castration of child molesters over age 21 who have abused a child younger than 13.

The bill, known as HB379, would make the measure a condition of parole.

Convicted sex offenders would have to undergo chemical castration before leaving prison, both as a deterrent, a punishment and to prevent them from harming more children in the future, reported WIAT-TV in Birmingham.

The legislation has been introduced before, but this is the first time it has passed both the state House and Senate.

It now awaits Governor Kay Ivey's signature.

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