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Paedophiles to be 'chemically castrated' in the UK

Some sex offenders are to be chemically castrated as part of an overhaul of how paedophiles are handled.

'Volunteers' will be given drugs to suppress their libido under the pilot scheme which will also see compulsory lie detector tests introduced for sex offenders.

Home Secretary John Reid is due to announce proposals to allow parents and guardians limited access to information about convicted paedophiles.

For the first time they will be given the right to ask whether a person who has contact with their child is a sex offender.

The plans, first announced in April, will mainly apply if the individual is able to spend time alone with a youngster.

There will also be other limited circumstances when disclosures can be made. The system would build on laws which already allow police to approach and warn a woman who has begun a relationship with a known paedophile.

The NSPCC welcomed the development, saying "open access" could force convicted paedophiles underground and place youngsters at greater risk of assault.

But the children's charity warned that the new disclosure plans could over-stretch limited resources.

Director and chief executive Dame Mary Marsh said: "We fear the police and other agencies may not have enough officers and funding to make fully considered decisions on information sharing while keeping a grip on known offenders."

Other new measures include the increased monitoring of convicted sex offenders, including allowing parents to ask for information about possible child abusers.

Re: Paedophiles to be 'chemically castrated' in the UK

A very difficult area.

Re: Paedophiles to be 'chemically castrated' in the UK

A rusty razor would be better.