Lawmaker introduces bill to castrate some sex offenders

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

An Alabama state lawmaker wants to permanently and physically punish those convicted of sexual offenses against children 12 years old and younger.

“I had people call me in the past when I introduced it, and people have called me and said don’t you think this is inhuman? I asked them what’s more inhuman 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 inhuman, that’s inhuman,” said Steve Hurst.
He is hoping this would make sex offenders think twice. However, some residents have mixed emotions.

According to Alabama resident Keith Dison, “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.”

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

The bill will have to pass the judiciary committee before it’s heard by the Alabama house and senate.

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