The republic of Ukraine, which borders Poland, Romania, and Russia, has passed a law that will allow for the chemical castration of pedophiles, according to the Daily Mail. The law will apply to men “between 18 and 65 who are found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors, and could affect thousands of people a year,” said the news outlet.
In a recent case, 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko was killed after she fought back against her alleged attacker, Nikolay Tarasov, who was 22. Her body was found in a village cesspool in the Odessa region.
Police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin, according to the Daily Mail, stated that “five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine … within just 24 hours” this week. In addition, official figures for 2017 show there were 320 child rapes in Ukraine, “but the number of paedophile sex abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands,” reported the newspaper.