You haven't addressed the issue Seb. Introducing the death penalty for child abusers would lead to significantly more children being murdered because the abusers would have nothing to lose by killing their victims and a lot to gain by eliminating the main witness to a crime which would carry the death penalty.
If you look at the statistics, most child abuse takes place within families. It is common for abused children to feel a deep sense of guilt, believing that they are at fault. If you were to introduce the death penalty for child abuse, you would burden the innocent child for life with the guilt of contributing to the death of a father, brother, or other close family member. How sensible is that?
What you advocate would significantly reduce the number of reported cases of child abuse. Families would no longer report it and would close ranks. You can almost hear the child abusers telling their innocent victims that if he or she were to speak out, the abuser would be killed and it would be child's fault.
You quote ldblquote an eye for an eyedblquote . If you read the old testament, it is the victim who should have the right to chose to take the eye and not a bystander such as yourself.