A Florida man was arrested after allegedly performing botched castration on man

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A Florida man was arrested Monday after allegedly performing a botched castration surgery on a man he had met at a castration fetish-web-site.

“This is a bit of a … let’s just say it’s sensitive,” the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post announcing the arrest of Gary Van Ryswyk. “You might even say it’s a bit of a fool.”

Deputies responded on Aug. 18 at a home in Sebring, 90 miles south-east of Tampa, after discontinuing the 911 call. Van Ryswyk, 74, answered the door and allegedly said that he had just castrated a man.

“Deputies found the man on the bed with a towel over his groin, which was bleeding heavily,” the sheriff’s department said.


Gary Van Ryswyk, 74, was a botched neutering is the surgery of a man in his home, authorities said.

“In the area, and there was a pink container in which the two parts of the body, which had recently been much closer to the target. The victim was taken to the hospital and was later flown to a regional medical center. He is listed in stable condition,” the statement continue.

Van Ryswyk, and built a makeshift surgery room in the house, the authorities are said to be equipped with the medical equipment, pain relievers, and a camera to record the proceedings. He is reported to have said when he met the man on a website that is aimed at people with a castration fetish.

“He also said that he had done a similar procedure on a man at a motel for a couple of years ago, it was found that it is pretty much like this one, but I couldn’t remember the man’s name,” the sheriff’s office said. In this case, the man was admitted to the hospital, but law enforcement was not notified,

Van Ryswyk, reportedly told deputies that he was trying to perform the operation on the male for a week or so ago, but delayed it when there was something on after it to try to disinfect the area. He told the victim he would have been castrated animals, and had served, himself, in 2012, the department said.


Van Ryswyk was charged with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury, a second-degree felony. He was being held on a $ 250,000 bond.

“This will definitely be hanging around in memory for quite a while,” the sheriff’s office said. “Van Ryswyk was dropped the ball on this one.”

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