I have been very clear how I feel about this kind of thing. I was already quite firm in how I felt about it as a young adult - but my experience as an adult has only radicalized and cemented how I feel. Inappropriate sexual conduct between an adult and a child destroys the mind of the victim. In a worst-case, it turns them into the same kind of perpetrator when they become an adult.
For male on male abuse, it often turns out sexually confused young men who often resort to homosexuality (even though they would have you believe that they were "born that way"). This is the lie of the gads, who like a fresh supply of "every man knew his brother"-types that will continue to fuel their evil addictions. It is a cycle that perpetuates itself - especially when homosexual adoption is brought into play. Otherwise, the problem has no way of perpetuating into the next generation.....
For male on female abuse, it often will lead to man-hating lesbians and other forms of behavior where the man is "the enemy" even when heterosexual behavior is maintained. Either way, divorce and marital discord is pretty much the course in these cases. This would be the course of my MIL who was purportedly gang-raped as a teen woman at her dad's biker bar (before she joined the Church - and after her dad came up with some excuse to leave it after a fallout with his father).
Abuse is so hellish and so destructive that the VERY GOD OF LOVE Himself declared that it would be better that they were not born - or that they were tied about the neck with a rope tied to a large millstone (200+ lbs) and thrown overboard to drown in the depths of the sea, prior to harming the innocence of a child. This is why those who are embroiled in evil and who have basically been sealed his, are so into this stuff. This is the call from the evil ones to everyone who has become enslaved.
So, to stone a woman or man for adultery? Yep - done away at the end of the law of Moses. But it will still keep you out of the earthly kingdom (on the second offense) and likely a higher heavenly order of glory on even the first offense down here.
But, to stone a pedophile in today's world and setting or a Millennial setting? I would only do it after giving the person a year or two in a prison cell in order that they could undergo a very fearful and I would guess urgent repentance process to attempt to allow them to make it right with their Maker (as good as they could) prior to the train "departing the station".... It would also required hard manual labor in order to pay for the cost of the victim's rehabilitation through counseling and a fund set up for future medication/hospitalization costs. That would be the minimum.
I do not think it goes too far according to my response to my wife today and according to the Savior's words after He had rescinded/superceded (with more stringent spiritual supercessions of) the requirements of the Law of Moses:
Thankfully, it is kind of a good thing that it happened – and they are being open and honest about this guy trying to spawn down the wrong river…… It may keep others with that tendency at bay – and spare others from the possibility of it happening to their kids.
Allz we have to do is enact a death penalty for it – and the problem would mostly be solved. Or better – a public castration without anesthetic. The ENTIRE package. The public humiliation alone would be enough to keep the freaks at bay. Make him pee like a girl for the rest of his days. Very simple in my mind…..
Or – you allow all the victims of sexual abuse and those who have had ripple effects in their lives one beet-sized rock each. Bury the guy up to his head in sand and let them at it one at a time with no way of knowing who entered the sand-floored “stoning room” and when a fatal blow was possibly delivered and by whom.
If they felt that he might offend again – they would probably do the “right” thing. If mercy were somehow in order, then he might survive. If the person who chucked the rock that delivered the only fatal blow was guilty of similar or worse as a human being, then they would be dealt with on an eternal scale in their personal judgment. But – the problem would be solved on an earthly scale.
Then, the room would be opened for open viewing for ALL in the community to see either the carnage or the mercy. As required, the person would still be publicly castrated, or buried in a part of the cemetery reserved for those of that nature. Problem utterly solved in memoriam.
I really do not know how it would be so hard to implement this policy.