German paedophile undergoes castration

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22 March 2007, Ingolstadt, Germany (dpa) - A repeat sex offender underwent voluntary physical castration in order to obtain a reduced sentence by a court in southern Germany, prosecutors said Thursday. The 42-year-old man was jailed for four-and-a-half years, but the court declined to impose an additional term of protective custody as is often the case with repeat offenders. The defendant had two previous convictions for sexually abusing boys and girls for which he received probation and an 18-month prison

22 March 2007

Ingolstadt, Germany (dpa) - A repeat sex offender underwent voluntary physical castration in order to obtain a reduced sentence by a court in southern Germany, prosecutors said Thursday.

The 42-year-old man was jailed for four-and-a-half years, but the court declined to impose an additional term of protective custody as is often the case with repeat offenders.

The defendant had two previous convictions for sexually abusing boys and girls for which he received probation and an 18-month prison sentence.

A spokesman for the Bavarian justice ministry said the case was "unique" in Germany.

Physical castration usually involves removal of the testicles where the male sexual hormone testosterone produced, leading to a loss of libido or sex drive.

DPA

Subject: German news

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