Ukraine to chemically castrate pedophiles and rapists in prison under new laws
New laws in Ukraine will see convicted pedophiles and rapists forcibly castrated by chemical injection.
The legislation will potentially apply annually to thousands of men between ages 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors.
Pedophiles will face “coercive chemical castration” under the the new system.
This “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity”, reported Ukrinform news agency.
The law will apply to all defilement and rape including “unnatural” rape and sexual abuse of children above and below the age of puberty.
In 2017 official figures showed 320 child rape cases in Ukraine but the numbers of pedophile sexual abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands.