A 74-year-old Florida man has been arrested for castrating another man he met on an online fetish site for eunuchs, according to police.
Gary Van Ryswyk, who doesn’t have a license to practice medicine, allegedly performed the botched procedure Sunday around 10pm, a week after he met the 53-year-old man on eunuch.com, a website for people who have a castration fetish.
Deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a home in Sebring after dispatch received a 911 hang-up.
An officer was sent to the home just before midnight and Van Ryswyk told him he had ‘just performed a castration on a man’.
Van Ryswyk then escorted the officer to a room where the victim, who is from Tampa, was bleeding heavily with a towel over his groin.
Near the bed, the deputy found a pink container that was holding the man’s testicles.
Authorities said the victim was rushed to a hospital and later flown to a regional medical center for ‘life-saving measures’.
He is currently listed in stable condition.
According to a police report, the room where the man was found was set up like a surgical center with medical equipment and painkillers.
‘There was also a camera set up to record the procedure,’ the deputy said.