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Castration for Sex Offenders

April 04, 1986

Castration is not our best option in dealing with sex offenders. It won't guarantee the absolute end of molestation from that individual.

How about blinding the guilty? Hot braziers are cost-effective, requiring only a good fire and a steady hand. Or there is physical revenge. Let the victim or victim's husband, boyfriend or parent work over the depraved one.

I feel that medieval methods are proper medicine for dealing with people who don't care about themselves enough to turn themselves in for treatment.

Capital punishment for repeaters should be mandatory. It provides some small relief for those victimized, (that the monster in their nightmares won't hurt other innocent people) and it ends the offenders' compulsion to terrorize our lovers and children.

DAVID E. CROUCH

Los Angeles

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