Tory MP says paedophiles should be chemically castrated as they ‘cannot be rehabilitated’
Andrea Jenkyns says that there is ‘only one thing’ for convicted child sex offenders.
A Tory MP has called for paedophiles to be chemically castrated as the case of Gary Glitter “proves they cannot be rehabilitated”.
Andrea Jenkyns said that “there’s only one thing” for child sex offenders, adding that the measure was used in countries like Ukraine and the US.
The Morley and Outwood MP was speaking after Glitter, whose real name Paul Gadd, was recalled to prison following a breach of his licence conditions.
Disgraced former pop star Glitter, 78, had been released in February, halfway through his 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
Speaking to GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, Jenkyns said that being recalled to prison was not enough for those convicted of child sexual abuse.
She said: “To me, they are the lowest of the low, paedophiles. There’s only one thing for them, the chop.
“They do this in other countries such as Ukraine, many states in the US and the Czech Republic.”
Jenkyns added that the measure “definitely would be popular”.
Glitter’s recall to prison “proves that paedophiles cannot be rehabilitated”, according to a survivor of child abuse who has launched a petition to stop abusers being removed from the sex offenders register.
Laura Stewart, from Bournemouth, Dorset, was abused as a child and her attacker served 17 months in prison after being convicted of six counts of sexual assault.
He has since been removed from the sex offenders register.
Stewart has launched a petition on the parliament website calling for the right to apply to be removed from the register after 15 years be cancelled.
A Home Office spokesman said: “The UK has some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders.
“Registered sex offenders are required to notify their personal details to the police annually or whether they change, and those subject to these requirements for life are only able to seek a review after 15 years.
“Sex offenders who continue to pose a risk will remain on the register and will do so for life if necessary.”
Jenkyns also echoed Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson’s previous comments of support for the death penalty in certain cases.
She said: “I’d go a stage further too, child killers, I think they should get the lethal injection. For me, they don’t deserve to breathe.
“As British taxpayers, why should we be paying a penny towards this?”
Last month, Anderson provoked controversy when he told The Spectator magazine he would back the return of capital punishment.
Asked whether he would support the return of the death penalty, Anderson said: "Yes."
He added: "Nobody has ever committed a crime after being executed. You know that, don't you? 100% success rate."