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74-year-old man illegally castrates another man, arrested

/ 06:05 PM August 22, 2019

An elderly man was arrested for castrating another man despite him not having a medical license to perform the operation.

Gary Van Rysywk did the procedure in a house in Florida, United States last Sunday, Aug. 18 as per the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office post on Facebook, Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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Police were notified of the incident when they received a 911 call from the house, moments after the procedure failed. 

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Highlands County Sheriff's Office 发布于 2019年8月20日周二

Upon the officer’s arrival at the site, he was met by the 74-year-old. He then told the police he had just performed a castration on another man.

Authorities found the man in a room set up like a surgical center, on a bed with a towel over his heavily-bleeding groin.

Two body parts that “had recently been much closer to the victim” were discovered in a pink container nearby. There was also a camera set up to record the procedure.

The victim was then brought to a hospital and later flown to a regional medical center. According to the police, he is in stable condition.

Rysywk told authorities he met the patient on a website for people with a castration fetish. He assured the man he had previous experience with castration on animals. He also added that he successfully removed one of his own testicles in 2012.

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Authorities found out that this was not the first time Ryswyk had attempted to castrate a man. Ryswyk admitted to conducting a similar procedure on a man in a local motel before. The attempt was also unsuccessful, with the man ending up in a hospital as well. Law enforcement was not notified of the said incident at the time.

Rysywyk was arrested on Monday, Aug. 19 with a bond of $250,000 (around P13 million). He was charged with practicing medicine without a license, resulting in bodily injury. JB

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