The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, announced this Saturday that his government is evaluating drastic measures, such as the application of mandatory chemical castration for rapists of minors, adolescents and women, as is already happening in other countries of the world.
Lima, Peru |”Enough of so much violence, crimes of sexual violence against children will not be tolerated by this government, nor will they go unpunished. The pain of this family is also ours, I am outraged at such cruelty,” Castillo told reporters.
The president made this proposal after the case of kidnapping followed by rape of a three-year-old girl in the city of Chiclayo, in the north of the country, which caused a huge commotion in the country. The proposal, however, needs to be approved by Congress.
“This atrocious and inhuman act leads us to a huge reflection as a country to adopt more severe public policies of the State that protect the human rights of the most defenseless, which are our children, and chemical castration is an option, we cannot wait any longer” , he stressed.
The head of state pointed out that the feasibility of this measure should be included in the Penal Code and that congressional approval will be required for its legality, as has already been done in countries such as Russia, Poland, South Korea, Indonesia and Moldova, where the punishment already applies, as it does in some American states.