South Korea becomes first Asian country to punish rapist with castration

In a remarkable verdict a South Korean sentenced a 31-year-old pedophile Pyo to 15 years in jail and ordered the country’s first ever chemical castration.

This is for the first time since the country introduced a law in 2011 that allows hormonal treatment or chemical castration for convicted child molesters, who are at risk of repeating their crimes.

The court also ordered Pyo’s information to be made available to the public for 10 years and that he wear an electronic monitoring anklet for 20 years after his release from prison. Pyo was also ordered to undergo 200 hours of therapy to treat his sexual impulses.

South Korea was the first country in Asia to adopt this type of treatment, although Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the US state of California have used it for years.



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