Gary Jon Vanryswyk Sebring Florida man pleads no contest to performing botched castration of 55 year old victim he met on fetish site.
What’s your favorite fetish? A 76 year old Florida man is expected to spend two years behind bars after he was charged for performing an illicit medical operation involving the castration of a man he met on the dark web.
Gary Jon Vanryswyk, 76, performed the botched procedure on the 55-year-old male back in August 2019 after they connected on fetish website, 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.
He had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, records show.
Makeshift theater operating room
The charge carries a maximum 15-year prison term, but The Smoking Gun reports that Vanryswyk 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.
But there was more.
Responding officers found that one of the property’s bedrooms had been converted into a makeshift operating theater. A further examination of the house led to the discovery of the victim’s severed testicles inside of a a pink jar placed atop a bedside table.
Inside the home, officers also seized a range of bloodied medical tools, 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.
Blood covered the floor and walls
The man was purportedly told by Vanryswyk that the procedure would ‘take around 45 minutes’. However, he quickly started to notice that Vanryswyk was ‘constantly fumbling and dropping stuff.’
The procedure stretched on for more than three hours, with blood covering the walls and floor of the room.
Vanryswyk called police when he realized he was unable to stop the man’s bleeding.
During a later interview, Vanryswyk 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.
Vanryswyk’s victim was initially reluctant to press charges and described the castration as ‘consensual’.
Victim suffers suicidal thoughts
However, in the months after the botched surgery, the man said he began to suffer from suicidal thoughts and ‘regrets’ ever having his testicles removed.
Lawyers for Vanryswyk filed a motion to try to get his bond reduced last year and claimed in a hearing that he should not be in jail while awaiting trial because he takes testosterone pills.
‘Mr. Vanryswyk is over 70 years old and he has been continually incarcerated since he was arrested in July, I think it was,’ his attorney Jennifer Powell said during the hearing last year in transcripts.
‘He has vision issues. He has glaucoma that he was getting treatment for that he’s not getting treatment for now that he’s in jail.’
She added: ‘He has hip problems that he was getting treatment for that he’s not getting treatment for now that he’s in jail. And he was taking testosterone prescription that if he doesn’t take, it could lead to osteoporosis.
‘And he’s not getting that treatment while he’s in jail.’