This is the sort of thing Stephen King called a "hard bullet for a brutal crime." But it is most certainly warranted. More is warranted, if you ask me.
The scumbag in question is Ryan Clark, 34, who admitted to numerous felony charges including second-degree rape of a juvenile, molestation of a juvenile under 13, and sexual battery. He was just sentenced last week.
Now Clark gets to enjoy being chemically castrated so that when he's released back into society (which won't be for at least another 25 years, if he makes it out at all) he will be less of a threat to society.
A Louisiana man who was convicted of raping a child will be chemically castrated before he is released back into society.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating 34-year-old Ryan Clark in July 2020 after authorities were tipped off about sex crime allegations involving a juvenile. The victim informed police that Clark had engaged in sexual misconduct for more than a year. During the investigation, police discovered a possible second victim with help from the Children's Advocacy Center.
One victim in this case would warrant castration. Two victims utterly demands it. (I'm not gonna say what I actually think it warrants.)
As it turns out, Louisiana law only recently began allowing for the castration of depraved sex offenders like this one. Per state law [codes removed]:
[U]pon conviction, as a first offender, of one or more of the sexual offenses defined in [the state code] the court may sentence the offender to be treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), according to a schedule of administration monitored by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
The drug suppresses a man's libido by reducing testosterone dramatically. That's what will happen to Ryan Clark before he's let out of jail — which won't until at least 2048, thankfully.
Good luck with your chemical castration, Ry. And good luck surviving prison as a known serial child rapist. Gooooood luck.