Sex offender to be 'castrated' in Korea

May 2012
Evening Standard;5/24/2012, p27
SOUTH KOREA plans to chemically castrate a paedophile, the country's first use of the punishment which passed into law two years ago. The 45-year-old man was convicted four times between 1984 and 2002 of raping or sexually molesting girls. Justice ministry officials said he will be injected with testosteronesuppressing hormones and released in July on condition that he has injections for three years.


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