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Mar062011

Castration Cuts Pedophile's Prison Stay

Dick Luria/Photodisc(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- A 78-year-old convicted child molester will be released from prison this week, only after he underwent a court-ordered surgical castration.

Francis Tullier pled guilty to more than 500 counts of child molestation in 1999 for molesting six young girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

As a condition of a plea deal given to Tullier at sentencing, he agreed to undergo surgical castration. The surgery was to be performed within six months of his incarceration, but Tullier fell ill and only recently had the operation.

Only two states in the U.S. -- Louisiana and Texas -- allow for the surgical castration of sex offenders. Seven states, however, have provisions that allow for their chemical castration.

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