Florida man, 76, jailed for performing botched CASTRATION on a man he met on eunuch fetish website

Florida man, 76, is jailed for performing botched CASTRATION on a man he met on eunuch fetish website – after officers found victim’s testicles in a jar on a bedside table

Gary Van Ryswyk, 76, performed the botched procedure on the 55-year-old male back in August 2019, after they connected on eunuch.com 

A Florida pensioner is expected to spend two years behind bars after he was charged for castrating a man he met on a eunuch fetish website. 

Gary Van Ryswyk, 76, performed the botched procedure on the 55-year-old male back in August 2019 after they connected on eunuch.com. 

The man – who has not been publicly identified – had to be airlifted to Tampa General Hospital’s trauma unit after the three-hour-long operation left him bleeding uncontrollably from the groin. 

On Thursday, Van Ryswyk pleaded no contest to unlicensed practice of a health care profession resulting in serious bodily injury. 

The charge carries a maximum 15-year prison term, but The Smoking Gun reports that Van Ryswyk could be free as soon as 2023. 

According to charging documents, officers arrived at Van Ryswyk’s home in Sebring on the evening of August 18, 2019 after he dialed 911. He subsequently confessed to having performed ‘a castration on a male subject within the residence’. 

Cops found the man with a blood-soaked towel pressed up against his groin and quickly called for medical help.  

They discovered that one of the property’s bedrooms had been converted into a  makeshift operating theater and they located the man’s severed testicles inside of a a pink jar placed atop a bedside table. 

Inside the home, officers also seized a range of medical tools covered in blood, including scissors, scalpels, clamps and a surgical stapler. 

In the bedroom, there was also a camera set up on a tripod to record the castration. 

The man was purportedly told by Van Ryswyck that the procedure would ‘take around 45 minutes’. However, he quickly started to notice that ‘constantly fumbling and dropping stuff.’

The procedure stretched out over more than three hours, with blood covering the wall and floors of the room. 

The alleged procedure took place at Van Ryswyk's home in the above area in Sebring, Florida

The alleged procedure took place at Van Ryswyk’s home in the above area in Sebring, Florida

Van Ryswyck called the cops when he realized he was unable to stop the man’s bleeding. 

During a later interview, Van Ryswyck told police he had castrated a number of animals while growing up on a farm in Minnesota. 

He also confessed to cutting off one of his own testicles in 2012, without the aid of painkillers. 

Van Ryswyck’s victim was initially reluctant to press charges and described the  castration as ‘consensual’.

However, in the months after the botched surgery, the man said he began to suffer from suicidal thoughts and ‘regrets’ ever meeting with Van Ryswyck.    

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