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Alabama enacts new paedophile law

June 12, 2019 5:20 am

Alabama has signed into law a bill that requires some convicted paedophiles to undergo chemical castration.

Under the law, those found guilty of a sex offence against a minor under the age of 13 will have to start sex-drive-lowering medication a month before being released on parole.

A court will decide when it is no longer necessary.

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There are now seven states, including Louisiana and Florida, with chemical castration laws.

The bill was signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday. “This is a step toward protecting children in Alabama,” she said.

Offenders will be required to pay for the medication.

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