Senator McCreadie introduces Guam’s toughest anti-rape legislation with chemical castration for pedophiles and convicted sex offenders

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Senator McCreadie introduces Guam’s toughest anti-rape legislation with chemical castration for pedophiles and convicted sex offenders

by: Sixto A. Quintanilla III | .
Senator Brant T. McCreadie | .
published: May 20, 2015

Hagåtña, Guam – Earlier today, Senator Brant McCreadie introduced Bill 99-33 (C.O.R.), which may be known as the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act. Senator McCreadie is supported by the Minority Leader Senator Tony Ada who co-sponsored the bill.   The intent of this legislation is to impose the treatment of chemical castration for convicted sex-offenders who are eligible for parole or post-prison supervision. 

25.2 per 100,000 people is the FBI’s national average for reported rape cases, Guam is more than twice that average with 64.2 per 100,000. On that note, Guam ranks third in the nation behind South Dakota’s 70.2 and Alaska’s 79.7. Ranking third only sheds light on the issue, as 51% of Guam’s victims identified the perpetrator as a family member while an additional 36% claimed the attacker to be an acquaintance. Senator McCreadie says, “Sexual abuse is obviously an issue on our island and it needs to be addressed.”

Senator McCreadie explains, “The purpose of this hormone or anti androgen treatment program is to reduce the risk of reoffenders after the release on parole or post-prison supervision as well as a deterrence to prevent sexual abuse in our community.” If Bill 99 is passed, convicted sex offenders who are eligible for release will undergo medical evaluations and begin the chemical castration treatment the last week of incarceration. 

Currently, there are 879 registered sex offenders on Guam, 60 of them are repeat offenders. “With the support of my colleagues, we can bring a recidivism rate of 6.8% as close to zero as we can with the Chemical Castration for Sex Offender Act,” Senator McCreadie states.

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