Man arrested for botching castration on victim he met on dark web
August 22, 2019
Authorities say a deputy responding to a 911 hang-up late on Saturday was greeted at a Sebring home by Gary Van Ryswyk, who explained he had just castrated a man. That unnamed man was bleeding on a bed. "Nearby, there was a pink container which held two body parts that had recently been much closer to the victim," per the department.
It alleges the 74-year-old had fashioned a makeshift operating room in his home, one equipped with pain medicine, medical tools, and a camera, reports NBC News. Van Ryswyk reportedly said he had met the victim, who is in stable condition after being hospitalized, on the dark web, specifically a castration fetish site called eunuch.com. Van Ryswyk allegedly told the victim he had previously castrated animals and removed one of his own testicles. He's been arrested on suspicion of felony practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury.
Florida man arrested after botched home castration on man he met on dark web site for people with castration fetish because Florida: "He also said he had done a similar procedure on a man in a local motel a few years ago. It also did not end well." https://t.co/ZZo8MsFwyG pic.twitter.com/UtAprPWlEX— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) August 21, 2019