A Nevada assemblywoman proposed “chemical castration or straight-up castration” of “pimps” as a solution for sex trafficking, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on Tuesday.
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) appeared on the local television program “Nevada Newsmakers” on Monday and discussed her solution to sex trafficking, a major issue in Las Vegas, and Nevada in general, according to the Gazette-Journal.
During her conversation with host Sam Shad, Fiore discussed her solution, which she’d originally proposed during a recent committee meeting.
“I said that if, if you really want to get serious about stopping the pimps and stopping this horrific activity with sex trafficking our children, come to us, legislators, with a bill for chemical castration or straight-up castration,” Fiore said.
“As I said to you, just prior to this sentence, I am sensible about having prisons without bars, people on parole or probation in their homes,” Fiore continued. “However, when we have these heinous crimes of rape and murder and sex trafficking children, I have zero tolerance for it and I think the solution would be castration.”
Fiore pointed out to the show’s male host that this penalty would resonate with men because it would cost them “their most valued possession.”
“I mean you think of — you’re a man — I really seriously think that would take a big effect, when these pimps understand that it’s going to cost them their, their most valued possession.”