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South Korean court orders chemical castration of child rapist

Last Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 11:01

Seoul: A South Korean court on Thursday ordered chemical castration of a repeat child sex offender in a first such decision given in the country.

According to the Seoul Southern District Court`s verdict, the 31-year-old man surnamed Pyo will be sentenced to 15 years in jail and given medication which inhibits sexual urges, Xinhua reported.

Pyo, who the court said, is "incapable of self-control", has been convicted with raping five teenagers between November 2011 and May 2012. He had threatened to circulate sex videos online.

"The medication will help reduce the defendant`s excessive sexual fantasies and desires," the court said in a ruling.

The criminal record of Pyo will remain public for the next 10 years.


First Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 11:01
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