Alabama Lawmakers Pass Landmark Bill Requiring Child Molesters to be Castrated

June 9, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

By Matt Agorist

The state of Alabama has passed legislation that will force anyone convicted of sexually abusing a child under 13 to be castrated before leaving jail.

Montgomery, AL — Child predators are a serious problem in the land of the free. Nearly every month news stories about sting operations netting dozens of child molesters attempting to meet children for sex. The sick problem of pedophilia knows no demographic and everyone from the unemployed to high-level government officials have been swept up in these dragnets—many of whom are repeat offenders. In regard to repeat offenders, Alabama just passed legislation that could prevent them from happening.

This week, lawmakers in Alabama passed a bill that will require child molesters to be castrated. The stipulation is simple, if anyone is convicted of a sex crime against a child under the age of 13, they will be chemically castrated by the state.

“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,” said the sponsor of HB 379, State Representative Steve Hurst, R-Calhoun County.

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

Hurst’s reasoning behind the bill is to be a deterrent for first-time and repeat offenders.

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