“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,” Hurst told WIAT-TV in Birmingham.
The offenders would be required to foot the bill for the procedure. Refusing to undergo the castration would constitute a violation of parole, the bill reads.
Hurst said his aim is to reduce the number of sex crimes committed against children by making potential offenders think twice before they act.
“If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers,” said Hurst.
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Louis Casiano and originally published at Fox News. Title changed by P&P.]
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