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More than 100 British sex offenders have volunteered for 'chemical castration'. But do the drugs make them harmless?Barry was sentenced to life in prison in 1976 for murdering a man, a random stranger who'd refused him a light for his cigarette. He didn't think of himself as a sex offender. He is a voyeur – "That's my thing. I like to look" – and has never been convicted of a sexual offence."But no woman, no girl, was safe if I was in a room with them. It could be any girl, from the age of 13 to 60 – I would ensure that I would be sat in a position where I could see up her skirt. Or if she's wearing trousers, I'd be stood where I could see down her top. I couldn't be in the company of a woman without trying to see what I could see, constantly thinking, 'I wonder what knickers she's got on. I wonder what type they are. I wonder what colour they are. What can I see?' I couldn't think of anything else, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep."On the two occasions Barry was released on licence, he would spend his day scouting town for locations to see up skirts or down tops, and bought goggles to see underwater at his local swimming pool. "Then I would go back to my room in the hostel, where I would write down what I'd seen, but changing it to where the woman was compliant and showing me her underwear on purpose. I would then undress and I would ma...
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