Saturday, September 26, 2009

Castrating Pedophiles

Poland just passed a new law requiring chemical castration for pedophiles. Any criminal
convicted of raping children under the age of 15 years or a close relative would have to undergo chemical therapy on their release from prison.

There's not much detail in the report. The "close relative" qualifier is pretty vague. Assuming the law is actually restricted to adults raping children, and doesn't apply to statutory rape, I don't see a problem with it. It's nice to see a European country cracking down on one of the worst types of crimes for a change.

According to the article, human rights groups are criticizing the law. When they aren't busy whining about the treatment of terrorists, or demonizing Israel, I guess they find time to worry about protecting child rapists.

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