Florida man, 74, CASTRATED another man he met on an online fetish site for eunuchs using ‘skills’ he learned while working on a farm in his youth – before the victim was found bleeding in a motel with his testicles in a jar by the side of the bed
- Gary Van Ryswyk, 74, was arrested on Monday for a botched castration on a man
- Van Ryswyk told police he met the victim on castration fetish site eunuch.com
- Police responded to Van Ryswyk’s home Sunday night and found the 53-year-old
- He was bleeding heavily and holding a towel over his groin, according to police
- Near the bed, deputy found a pink container that was holding the man’s testicles
- Victim was taken to hospital and flown to another center; he’s in stable condition
- Van Ryswyk was charged with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury; his bond was set at $250,000
Gary Van Ryswyk (pictured), 74, has been arrested for castrating another man he met on an online fetish site for eunuchs, cops say
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 m an 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.
Van Ryswyk told deputies that they had conversations about the procedure on eunuch.com.
He allegedly told the victim that he had experience on bulls and other animals while living on a farm during his childhood.
Police said Van Ryswyk had even removed one of his own testicles in 2012.
Van Ryswyk also told authorities that he had tried to perform the procedure on the victim a week earlier.
According to BuzzFeed News, Van Ryswyk told investigators that the procedure was delayed after the man became aroused and ejaculated while Van Ryswyk tried to sanitize his penis.
Authorities said Van Ryswyk confessed to performing a similar procedure on a man in a local motel a few years ago.
That particularly operation turned out just as bad as Van Ryswyk’s recent alleged activities. Van Ryswyk told police he couldn’t remember the man’s name. That victim went to the hospital, but law enforcement was never notified.
Van Ryswyk was arrested Monday and charged with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
His bond was set at $250,000.
Anyone with information about Van Ryswyk is asked to call Detective Roger St Laurent at 863-402-7250 or through Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.