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Saturday, September 15, 2007

 

Rapist agrees to castration punishment for sexual battery

‘A confessed rapist has agreed to be castrated in a plea deal that could save him from a life prison sentence.

Bobby James Allen pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of armed sexual battery and various other charges involving attacks that happened in 1998 and 1999. Allen filed a motion requesting castration in exchange for a reduced sentence.

Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet agreed to sentence Allen to 25 years’ prison on Sept. 20 if has the procedure in the next eight days. If Allen does not go through with the operation, he faces up to life in prison.

“You understand that this procedure is the removal of your testicles?” Overstreet asked Allen.

Allen said he wanted to be castrated.’




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