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Bill to be proposed to castrate some sex offenders

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One lawmaker wants convicted child predators to be castrated before they get out of prison.

The proposal came from Republican Representative Steve Hurst of Munford. The bill requires sex offenders over the age of 21 whose victims were 12 or younger to be surgically castrated before being released. Under Hurst's bill, the castration would be financed by the sex offender.

A version of the same bill Hurst tried passing last year didn't make it out of committee.

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