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Island will not follow UK lead on sex offender treatment

Wed, 28 May 2014

Home Affairs Minister, Juan Watterson MHK
Home Affairs Minister, Juan Watterson MHK

Stringent UK measures aimed at preventing re-offending sex attackers won't be introduced here.

Minister for Home Affairs says he would rather spend the cash on rehabilitating people than over-monitoring their movements.

This year, about 1,000 UK offenders will take lie detector tests and prescribe obligatory libido suppressants to ensure they adhere to licence conditions.

Juan Watterson says it's excessive and the Island's system works better:


  • Juan Watterson MHK

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