74-year-old man illegally castrates another man, arrested
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.
Police were notified of the incident when they received a 911 call from the house, moments after the procedure failed.
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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.
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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