Madagascar’s parliament last week approved a bill mandating convicted child sex offenders to be punished via castration – chemical if the victim is over 14, surgical if under 10, and either if the victim is between 10 and 13 – the AP reports on a crackdown on pedophilia in a country where its rampant.
“Madagascar is a sovereign country which has the right to modify its laws in relation to circumstances and in the general interest of the people. The current penal code has not been enough to curb the perpetrators of these offenses,” said Justice Minister Landy Mbolatiana Randriamanantenasoa, who told the AP that there were 133 child sex cases in January alone.
Just going to throw this out there but maybe it’d be a good idea to put a little higher of a burden of proof to the sentencing guidelines as well as make sure that people are aware of the consequences of the crime. Like posters saying “Attracted to minors? Think twice before you lose your balls.”