A paedophile nursery worker jailed for abusing children is begging to be CASTRATED – claiming other treatments aren’t curbing his sick desires.
Aaron Collis, 28, was sent to prison in 2009 after committing sexual offences against 22 children as young as 18-months-old.
But now in a desperate letter to prisoner newspaper ‘Inside Time’ Collis has begged the authorities to allow him to be chemically castrated.
The paedo claims the procedure – designed to reduce libido and sexual activity – is the only thing that could stop him reoffending.
Father-of-two Collis claims prison rehabilitation and treatment programmes for sex offenders “won’t make a bit of difference.”
In the letter to the February edition Collis wrote: “I am only speaking for myself because I know my own mind, I know my triggers and I know that the SOTP [Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programme] alone is simply not going to lower my risk.
Collis said he has spoken to medical experts but has not been successful.
He write: “I thought they would jump at the chance to take away my sex drive, but I was very wrong.
“They all seem to be trying to talk me out of it, telling me I’m young and it’s not necessary.
“Well, I’m sorry, but it’s my body and my messed up brain which is dangerous and this is my decision.
“I’m not going to let this go, even if I have to go to the European Court of Human Rights. I will be a free man in a few years and this is a huge factor in deciding how bright my future will be.”
Collis, who is in HMP Peterborough, was handed an indeterminate sentence with a minimum of five years at Cambridge Crown Court in 2009.
In 2012, Collis was brought back before a judge at the same court after admitting 12 further offences.
The court was told twisted Collis had written to paedophile Vanessa George offering her “support” and admitted he was envious of her “notoriety”.
The judge was told Collis also claimed he was in love with one of the four-year-old girls he targeted and it felt like he was being UNFAITHFUL when he abused other girls.
He was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence to serve a minimum of five years – resetting the clock on his minimum required time to serve.
Collis worked at Snap! Nursery in Chesterton, Cambs., and the Funky Fun House play centre in Abbey, Cambs.
But none of his crimes were committed at either of his workplaces.
Up to 100 paedophile prisoners volunteered to be chemically castrated as part of a Government pilot scheme to alter the behaviour of high-risk sex offenders in March 2012.
The controversial treatment was carried out at HMP Whatton in Nottingham, a category C prison which holds male prisoners.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “We are currently evaluating the success of a pilot using anti-libidinal medication to help manage the risk that some serious sex offenders present, which has been used alongside other programmes that tackle the root causes of offending behaviour, such as sex offender treatment programmes.
“We provide a range of programmes for this highly complex group of offenders. These are tailored to address an individual’s risk and need, and can also include substance misuse, anger management and violence reduction.”
An NHS England spokesperson said: “NHS England and the National Offender Management Services (NOMS) currently support services that provide anti-depressant and anti-libidinal medication for a small number of high risk sex offenders.
“Offenders can voluntarily opt for anti-libidinal medication as part of their treatment package if this is considered appropriate after a full clinical consultation.
“It is not a course of treatment that is suitable in every case and other options may include accredited sex offender treatment programmes including multi-agency public protection arrangements.”
Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “Chemical castration involves the ingestion of female hormones which lessen the sex drive but have serious effects on the body and the psyche and, whilst in rare cases it might be a last resort, it should never be administered in a prison.”
Chemical castration is mandatory for child sex offenders in Poland, Russia and in some US states.
Why is it so hard to convince people what is best for my own rehabilitation? The so-called experts are obsessed with these silly courses which cannot possibly work on someone like me. I am a 28 year-old sex offender who has always openly admitted his crimes from the word go. I hate what I have done and for 4½ years now I’ve been in the prison system trying to find a ‘cure’ for the incurable.
I found a solution a while back and have been exploring it ever since, but for some reason I am finding it nearly impossible to convince people that chemical castration is the best thing for me and it’s my best hope of an offence-free future. I am only speaking for myself because I know my own mind, I know my triggers and I know that the SOTP alone is simply not going to lower my risk.
I’ve spoken to doctors, nurses, psychologists, OMU and various medical ‘experts’ about the possibility of being chemically castrated, but to no avail. I thought they would jump at the chance to take away my sex drive, but I was very wrong. They all seem to be trying to talk me out of it, telling me I’m young and it’s not necessary.
Well, I’m sorry, but it’s my body and my messed up brain which is dangerous and this is my decision. I’ve thought a lot about it and I really want to give it a try, but it’s so difficult even to get assessed for it – WHY?
These crappy courses won’t make a bit of difference to me. I have family and friends who have stuck by me, they and my children deserve better and this I feel is defi nitely worth trying. I’m still doing the prison courses but I just wish that people would respect the fact that I am an adult and it’s my body. I’m not going to let this go, even if I have to go to the European Court of Human Rights. I will be a free man in a few years and this is a huge factor in deciding how bright my future will be.