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WARNING - this article contains some graphic crime scene photos, so if you'd rather not see them, click away now.
A man is facing jail time after attempting to carry out a castration at home.
Seventy-six-year-old Gary Jon Vanryswyk, from Florida, performed a botched castration on a 55-year-old bloke he met on fetish website eunuch.com.
The DIY-castration, which happened in August 2019, resulted in the man having to be airlifted to Tampa General Hospital after he was left bleeding uncontrollably from his crotch.
Appearing in court last Thursday (29 July), Vanryswyk pleaded no contest to charges of unlicensed practice of a health care profession resulting in serious bodily injury, the Daily Mail reports.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, but according to court documents seen by The Smoking Gun, Vanryswyk has signed a plea deal, meaning he will be sentenced to three years in state prison later this year.
The unusual incident was uncovered after Vanryswyk called 911 and cops attended his home, where they made the grim discovery of the castration attempt.
Officers found the man, who has not been identified, holding a blood-soaked towel to his groin and called in for medical assistance.
Police found that Vanryswyk had converted one of his rooms into an at-home operating theatre where they found the bloke's severed testicles inside a jar, while a camera on a tripod had been set up to record the 'surgery'.
They also found scissors, scalpels, clamps and a surgical stapler.
Gruesome crime scene photos show blood splattered across the floors of the property.
According to The Smoking Gun, Vanryswyk had told the man the operation would take around 45 minutes.
However, once they got going he noticed that the wannabe surgeon was 'constantly fumbling and dropping stuff' - it ended up lasting three hours and left the man bleeding profusely.
Vanryswyk called police when he found he couldn't stop the bleeding.
He is reported to have told police he had castrated animals while growing up on a farm and had even removed one of his own testicles in 2012.
The victim initially didn't want to press charges as he said the attempted surgery had been 'consensual'.
However, in the following months he was left feeling 'suicidal' and said he 'regrets' having his testicles removed.