He Begged To Be Castrated

A convicted child sex offender whose case made national headlines when he asked the state to castrate him has been released from the Bexar County Jail.

52-year-old Larry Don McQuay, who had worked as a school bus driver, was convicted in the early 90’s of sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy. Several years later, while he was on parole, he sexually abused a young girl.

That’s when he pleaded with the state to castrate him, claiming that without the surgery, he would continue to harm children.

Jason Clark with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice told KTSA News McQuay was sentenced to 20 years.

“As a special condition of his release from prison, McQuay was required to participate in a work-release program at the Bexar County Jail,” said Clark.

He was released July 31.

“He’s no longer under TDCJ supervision,” said Clark.

McQuay must register as a sex offender wherever he resides, and Clark said he doesn’t know where that will be.

Clark would not discuss McQuay’s medical history, but his attorney told the Houston Chronicle several years ago that McQuay had been surgically castrated before he was transferred to the work-release program in Bexar County.


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