LA: Louisiana lawmakers approve surgical castration option for those guilty of sex crimes against kids

Source: 6/3/24

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana judges could order surgical castration for people convicted of sex crimes against young children under legislation approved Monday, and if Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signs it into law, the state apparently would be the first with such a punishment.

The GOP-controlled Legislature passed the bill giving judges the option to sentence someone to surgical castration after the person has been convicted of certain aggravated sex crimes — including rape, incest and molestation — against a child under 13.

A handful of states — including California, Florida and Texas — have laws in place allowing for chemical castration. In some of those states, offenders can opt for the surgical procedure if they prefer. Bu the National Conference of State Legislatures said it is unaware of any states that allow judges to impose surgical castration.

For more than 16 years, judges in Louisiana have been allowed to order those convicted of such crimes to receive chemical castration, though that punishment is rarely issued. Chemical castration uses medications that block testosterone production to decrease sex drive. Surgical castration is a much more invasive procedure.

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One could get charged for failure to be castrated in Louisiana. Instead of balls and sex drives being castrated these laws need to be neutered.

Let’s come back here after we find out years from now how it hasn’t effectively deterred from this crime.

Damn! The state population is going to drop quick if they impose this law. 🤣

So are they cutting thieves hands off now also

Because I have not read the law, I have questions. Does this law apply to a 13 year old raping a 12 year old? Does this law apply to a 13 year old having sexual contact with his/her 12 year old brother/sister? Does this law apply to a 13 year old having consensual contact with a 12 year old?

Isn’t it great how the country is regressing back to the stone age? How is castration supposed to stop sex crimes? Not every sex crime involved a guy’s genitals. Some were with another body part, such as fingers or a tongue. Some involved a foreign object. Castration will not stop someone from reoffending because there’s always other ways if you think about it.
Sounds to me like this bill was nothing more than a tool to garner votes.

As of 6/17/24, the bill has not yet been signed into law by the governor.
He has now had the bill on his desk for two weeks.
Other bills that got sent to him on 6/3/24 he signed immediately, had the press conference, etc.
But not this one.
Wonder why…