Proposed bill would castrate anyone convicted of sexually abuse children

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An Alabama lawmaker has proposed a bill that would force certain sex offenders to be surgically castrated before they leave prison.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama lawmaker wants harsher punishments for people who commit sex crimes against children.

Rep. Steve Hurst proposed a bill that would castrate anyone who is over 21-years-old and been convicted of sex crimes against anyone 12-years-old or younger.

According to KTRK, the procedure would be paid for by the adult offender.

“They have marked this child for life, and the punishment should fit the crime,” Hurst said. “If we do something of this nature, it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers.”

It seems that Alabama residents are split on the bill.