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54-year-old Man sentenced to physical castration in U.S



54-year-old Man sentenced to physical castration in U.S

After admitting guilt to raping a 14-year-old girl, a Louisiana man was sentenced to 50 years in prison and will undergo physical castration, according to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.

Identified as Glenn Sullivan Sr., the 54-year-old Springfield resident entered a guilty plea to four charges of second-degree rape on April 17.

As per his plea deal with prosecutors, Sullivan was ordered to be physically castrated and given a 50-year jail sentence by Judge William Dykes on Monday, April 22, according to Perrilloux’s statement.

According to WBRZ reports, the Assistant District Attorney Brad Cascio who prosecuted the case said;

“I want to say I’ve had three people ordered to be chemically castrated but, to my knowledge, this is the first physical castration to be ordered. I felt that this case was a strong enough case and warranted such action,” Cascio said in the statement.”

He added:

“Sex crimes against juveniles are the most malicious crimes we prosecute. I intend on using every tool the legislature is willing to give us, including physical castration, to seek justice for the children in our community.”

A young woman told investigators that Sullivan had sexually assaulted her several times when she was fourteen, and as a result, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation in July 2022, according to the statement.

“A DNA test that was ordered during the course of the criminal investigation proved Sullivan had impregnated her,” the statement states, referring to the young teen’s subsequent pregnancy.

According to the statement, detectives also discovered that Sullivan had intimidated the victim and threatened to harm her and her family in order to keep her from telling anyone about the rapes.

Males who are legally required to undergo castration may opt for either chemical castration or surgical excision of their testicles, as Sullivan did.

District Attorney Perrilloux commended LPSO Detective Ryan Bernard, Cascio and the young victim for coming forward to file the charges.

“So many of these types of cases go unreported because of fear. The strength it must have taken for this young woman to tell the truth in the face of threats and adversity is truly incredible.” he said.