Paedophiles will receive an injection to reduce their libido after their conviction.
- The law applies to men between the ages of 18 and 65 convicted of rape or child abuse.
- In a recent case, an 11-year-old girl was raped and killed by a family friend.
The chemical process “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs composed of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity,” said the National News Agency of Ukraine.
The law will apply to men aged 18 to 65 who are convicted of rape or sexual abuse of minors, and could affect thousands of people each year.
In 2017, official figures reported 320 child rapes in Ukraine – but the number of cases of paedophile sexual abuse is estimated in the thousands.
National Police Chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said this week: Five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine… in just 24 hours.
And it is these crimes that parents reported to the police despite their fear and anxiety to do so.
“We can only guess how many latent sexual crimes against children we have in the country.
In a recent horrific case, Daria Lukyanenko, 11, from the Odessa region, was killed after “defending” herself against an alleged rape attempt by a family friend Nikolay Tarasov, 22.
His body was found after a six-day search in a village cesspool, and the man was arrested for attempted rape and murder.
Hundreds of people attended his funeral and the suspect’s mother, Maria, publicly “disowned” his son.
Previously, armed police officers intervened after his family home was besieged by angry residents.
The strengthening of the law on sexual crimes involving children was adopted at a special session of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.
The leader of the radical party Oleg Lyashko, who proposed this castration measure, said: “Ukrainian law does not provide for the death penalty for life for sexual crimes against children.
And it is very unlikely that the rapist will not return to his “business” after his release from prison.
Under the new laws, Ukraine must also create a public register of paedophiles imprisoned for child rape and sexual abuse of minors.
These criminals will be monitored for life by the police after their release from prison.
In another case, the maximum prison sentence for child rape was increased from 12 to 15 years.
Another former Soviet state, Kazakhstan, also allows chemical castration of sex offenders.
This follows a report that the number of child rapes doubled to about 1,000 per year between 2010 and 2014.
Ukraine has not specified the chemical cocktail it will use.
But Kazakhstan has bought stocks of cyproterone, a steroidal anti-androgen developed to fight cancer, with doctors administering the injections.
It causes the libido to decrease,” says Dr. Mirzakhmet Zhanadilov, a urologist. The medication is different for each person.
In other words, drugs that are sufficient for one person to prevent recidivism (sexual) and to which others may be resistant.
“For them, not only do we administer the drug, but we also control testosterone.