Almost a year after police allegedly found a severed human penis and testicles in a Brisbane tradie’s freezer while investigating a separate castration, the eunuch has been identified and fresh charges have been laid.
Ryan Andrew King, 28, has been charged with a second count of grievous bodily harm with intent to maim after police identified the 66-year-old victim of his first unauthorised castration surgery.
Police allege the saga began when King allegedly partially castrated a 26-year-old man he had met online in a “consensual surgery” in July 2020 despite having “no formal surgical qualifications.”
Police were called to a backpackers hostel in Brisbane after the younger man suffered complications. He was taken to hospital and King was initially charged with intent to maim.
On September 22, King’s charges were upgraded to grievous bodily harm with intent to maim.
While carrying out a raid at King’s West End home the day after the backpackers incident, police allegedly found medical tools, as well as a severed human penis and testicles in his freezer, news.com.au reported at the time.
No complaints were lodged about the set of severed male genitalia, but on Friday Queensland Police confirmed they had identified the man they belonged to.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman told NCA NewsWire a 66-year-old man had allegedly met King at a rental accommodation on the Pacific Highway in Loganholme on September 2, 2019.
“He is then alleged to have performed consensual surgery on the older man, despite having no formal surgical qualifications,” the spokeswoman said.
It’s alleged this was the second time King performed surgery on the 66-year-old, after having travelled to Melbourne in 2018.
Police confirmed King has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent to main in relation to the older victim.
According to the Courier Mail, Queensland Police analysed King’s GoPro footage to identify the alleged victim.