A Colorado man faces felony assault charges after allegedly removing the testicles of a transgender “woman.”
James Pennington, 57, admitted to using an Army surgical kit to remove the victim’s testicles.
Authorities were notified after the victim was rushed the hospital following the incident.
Officials claim the procedure took about 90 minutes and was performed Wednesday night using a scalpel, lidocaine, and medical dressing. The victim’s wife was with “her” during the procedure.
During questioning, he told investigators he agreed to perform the medical procedure at the victim’s apartment in Denver.
Pennington “used the scalpel and surgically disconnected and removed the victim’s 2 testicles and then sutured the opening back up,” according to police records.
He later instructed the couple to call 911 if complications developed.
By the time the victim made it to the Medical Center of Aurora, the testicles could not be re-attached due to lapsed time before 911 was called.
NBC 9 News reports the victim suffered from injuries that had the risk of “permanent disfigurement.”
Police arrested Pennington Thursday on suspicion of reckless aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. He is currently being held without bond.
Pennington is a licensed pilot, not a licensed medical professional.
H/T: Denver Post
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