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Ukraine Parliament Votes To Chemically Castrate Pedophiles

On July 11th, The Parliament of Ukraine (The Verkhovna Rada) voted in a law that will have convicted pedophiles chemically castrated.

According to Ukinform, the law attempts to tighten existing Ukrainian legislation regarding sexual crimes committed against minors.

The new document "Tightens liability for rape and abuse of minors" through an amendment to Article 152 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The amendment cites the use of coercive chemical castration as punishment.

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The punishment is described as "Involving the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity."

No one under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 can be sentenced to such a punishment.

The law also addresses the subjects of prison release and sex offender registry.

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The law states that in addition to chemical castration, Ukraine will now have a public sex offender registry similar to those accessible in the United States.

Individuals convicted of sexual crimes against children will have to register within two months of their release from prison.

This law follows the aftermath of a recent public pedophilia case.


Nikolay Tarasov was charged with first degree murder and kidnapping after confessing to the brutal rape and killing of 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko.

The chemical castration of pedophiles was first recommended by Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko.

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"Ukrainian law does not have a life term or death penalty for sex crimes against children," he explained in his proposition, "And it is very unlikely that the rapist would not be back to his 'business' again after release from jail."

The state of Alabama recently voted in their own chemical castration law in regards to pedophilia.

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In Alabama, those convinced of sexual crimes against minors will need to undergo chemical castration before they are given parole, effectively preventing them from re-offending.

h/t: Ukrinform