Court orders first chemical castration

If you’re going to chemically castrate someone, I suppose a 30-year-old barista who not only raped five teenage girls, but also filmed the rapes to threaten the girls with later makes as good a candidate as any:

In a landmark ruling, a Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old pedophile to 15 years in prison and ordered that he be subject to hormonal treatment that suppresses sexual impulses for three years.

It marks the first time that the court has ordered the measure since a bill passed last July that allows hormonal treatment, or “chemical castration,” for convicted child molesters over 19 years of age who are at risk of repeating their crimes against minors under the age of 16.

The defendant, only known by his surname Pyo, was charged with having sex with five teenagers whom he met through a smartphone chat service six times between November 2011 and May 2012. Pyo then threatened to circulate online video footage of them engaged in sexual acts and nude photos of the minors, and also raped them by threatening them with deadly weapons.

From what I gather from the Korean-language article, the perp has to consent to the objection.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Physical castration.

  • dogbertt

    Isn’t Pyo one of the “seven bad surnames”?

  • Yu Bum Suk

    If this treatment works what good is it going to do for his first three years in a male, adult prison?

  • Robert Koehler

    I believe the treatment is given once he’s released.

  • Yu Bum Suk

     If he does serve the full 15 years (and I sure hope he does) then it won’t be an issue until 2028. By then who knows what laws will apply.

  • will.i.aint

     You might be on to something . . . do you remember the SNL Jon Lovitz character Tommy Flanagan’s (The Pathological Liar) old catchphrase, “Yeah! That’s the ticket!”

  • Inkevitch

    Meh, chemical castration is a lame punishment. All he has to doi is not take the medication and the effects pass within a few weeks. It alson suppresses prostate cancer. Why not pudendal nerve ablation so he can not have an erection. At least that is permamnent and can not be foiled by simply not taking the medication (commonly used androcurr is a tablet)

  • YangachiBastardo

    Bullet to the head and relatives of the assailant  charged with the cost of the bullet 

  • mightymouse

    This is a mental issue they should sentence these people to lobotomies instead of chemical castration. 

  • yolozone

    All crimes are a mental issue because all acts are controlled by the mind.

  • mightymouse

    So chopping hands for theft is useless like they do in certain countries. 

  • mightymouse

    Cost of bullet? You are being too generous. I wouldn’t execute. I would just bury the guilty party with debts to repay the victim’s families so that he will be miserable for the rest of his life.