The announcement was made by Justice Minister Felix Zero. The plan will be sent to Congress on Thursday (21) for analysis, discussion and approval if deemed appropriate, he said.
Zero explained that rape offenders could face up to 15 to 25 years in prison.
The President of Peru proposed chemical castration for rape offenders
Congress has already rejected a similar plan.
The same initiative was presented to Congress in 2018 and was not approved in the second ballot.
President Pedro Castillo announced on Saturday that his government would consider draconian measures such as the use of compulsory chemical castration for child molesters.
The President came up with the idea after the abduction and rape of a three-year-old girl that shocked the country. Protests erupted last week in Lima and other cities demanding justice for a three-year-old girl who was abducted and sexually abused.
Castillo said on Saturday that the possibility of castration should be included in the penal code and would require congressional approval, as has already been done in Russia, Poland, South Korea, Indonesia and Moldova. Already used. , As well as in some US states.
Chemical castration is the administration of drugs that lower libido and suppress sexual desire. It is used as a means of preventing sexual harassment and as a punishment for those who commit such crimes.
In sexual violence Peru
According to the Ministry of Women, more than 21,000 children have been raped in the last four years. In 2021, 6,929 cases were registered.
At PeruRape of children under 14 is punishable by life imprisonment.
As of January 2021, 9,674 people had been convicted of raping minors, according to the Ministry of Justice.
“We value it Peru There are cases of sexual abuse of minors between the ages of 700 and 800 a year, ”said Minister Zero.
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