After a rape case that horrified the country, Peru says it is ready to apply a drastic sentence.

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said on Saturday that his government wanted to impose mandatory chemical castration for rapists of minors, among other drastic measures against these crimes.

“Enough of so much violence, sexual crimes against children will not be tolerated by this government, nor will they go unpunished,” said Pedro Castillo, who said he was “outraged” after the rape of a three-year-old girl years, which shocked the country.

The measure proposed by the head of state still needs to be approved by the Peruvian parliament.

A measure already applied in several countries

Pedro Castillo cited Russia, Poland, South Korea, Indonesia and Moldova as countries where the chemical castration of rapists is already practiced.

This consists of administering drugs that inhibit sexual desire, either preventively or to prevent any recurrence.

According to the Peruvian Ministry of Women's Rights, more than 21,000 minors have been raped over the past four years.

For the year 2021 alone, 6,929 cases have been listed.

In Peru, rapists of minors under the age of 14 risk a life sentence.

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