Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Castration Bill For Sex Offenders Convicted Of Child Sexual Abuse

Alabama lawmaker Steve Hurst has devised a bill to permanently castrate punish those convicted of certain sex offenses against children.

The newly introduced bill named HB 365, would force these sex offenders to get surgically castrated before they can be released from prison.

The bill will be for sex offenders over the age of 21 that committed sex offenses against children 12 years old and younger.

Hurst says of HB 365:

“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.”

He is hoping this will prevent abusers from acting on their urges.

The bill will have to pass the judiciary committee before it’s heard by the Alabama House and Senate before it can get passed into legislation.

Personally, I think it’s a good thing. Maybe this will prevent child sex abuse in a big way.

[WKRN]