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drake3781
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:23 AM
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Three Men Charged in 'Dungeon' Castration

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three men have been arrested on charges of performing castrations on apparently willing participants in a sadomasochistic "dungeon" in a rural house, authorities said Friday.

Sheriff's investigators said Richard Sciara, 61, Danny Reeves, 49, and Michael Mendez, 60, admitted performing at least eight surgeries, including castrations and testicle replacements, on six consenting clients over the past year. None of the three is licensed to practice medicine, officials said.

The sheriff's office had investigated reports of sadomasochistic acts at the house in 2004, but concluded there was nothing illegal going on because the participants appeared to be willing adults.

Renewed scrutiny, prompted by a citizen who made "strange statements" to Bonfoey, revealed that illegal surgeries were taking place, the prosecutor said.

Detectives who searched the home Wednesday found medical supplies that included scalpels, sutures, bandages, anesthetic and artificial replacement testicles, sheriff's officials said.

Also seized were videotaping equipment, and video recordings of the surgeries, sheriff's officials said. Photos and videos made at the "dungeon" were apparently featured on a locally produced sadomasochistic Web site, officials said.

This right here beats anything I have ever seen," Sheriff Tom Alexander told the Asheville Citizen-Times, which reported that victims may have come from as far away as South America.

Each man faces 10 felony counts five each of castration without malice and conspiracy to commit castration without malice as well as eight misdemeanor counts of performing medical acts without a license. Each felony carries a maximum three years and three months in prison, Bonfoey said.

"Assuming that the victims consented to this and we don't know that for sure yet that doesn't make it a defense," Bonfoey said. "We can't have people who are not medical doctors lopping off limbs and other body parts."

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:40 AM
Each man faces 10 felony counts five each of castration without malice and conspiracy to commit castration without malice as well as eight misdemeanor counts of performing medical acts without a license. Each felony carries a maximum three years and three months in prison.

I really didn't know castration without malice and conspiracy to commit castration without malice was a felony.
So much for getting even with my ex.

meyerpl
Apr 1st, 2006, 01:55 PM
It's a thrill a guy can only experience once.

decemberlove
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:30 PM
I love how the weird shit that goes on between consenting adults always makes news, but FGM does not.

Scotso
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:06 PM
If they were consenting, then what's the crime?

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:23 PM
Please tell me why anyone would volunteerily sign up for castration :scratch: Are they pedophiles who don't trust themselves?:shrug:

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:24 PM
If they were consenting, then what's the crime?

practicing medicine without a licence ??

Kunal
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:50 PM
damn........

meyerpl
Apr 1st, 2006, 11:07 PM
After reading this, I told my 12 year-old son, "Don't ever let anyone cut your nuts off." He replied, "I can promise you that."

Scotso
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:17 AM
practicing medicine without a licence ??

I don't think you can say that. These people obviously weren't claiming to be doctors, and not "practicing medicine."

Should my mom be put in jail because when I was a kid she used to clean and dress my wounds?

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:33 AM
I don't think you can say that. These people obviously weren't claiming to be doctors, and not "practicing medicine."

Should my mom be put in jail because when I was a kid she used to clean and dress my wounds?

Come on , did your mom ever cut and stitch any part of you?? :shrug: :lol:

PaulieM
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:43 AM
I don't think you can say that. These people obviously weren't claiming to be doctors, and not "practicing medicine."

Should my mom be put in jail because when I was a kid she used to clean and dress my wounds?
testical implants=surgical procedure. i think that qualifies as practicing medcine. :shrug:

JonBcn
Apr 2nd, 2006, 03:03 AM
why do they keep using the word 'victim'? The only victim here is the taxpayer, whose police force could be doing proper work...

Scotso
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:03 AM
testical implants=surgical procedure. i think that qualifies as practicing medcine. :shrug:

I don't think it matters. "Practicing medicine" is more like setting up shop and charging.

These people were all willing participants, so who cares?

Solitaire
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:27 AM
Say What! :eek:

PaulieM
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:47 AM
I don't think it matters. "Practicing medicine" is more like setting up shop and charging.

These people were all willing participants, so who cares?
so if i set up shop in my basement and started performing kidney transplants on willing patients without a license that would be fine? why bother with med school then.:shrug:

meyerpl
Apr 2nd, 2006, 03:08 PM
This is one of the funnier threads I've seen in a while. It appeals to my rather perverse sense of humor. The debate: Should consenting adult males be allowed to get together and castrate each other for kicks? Who'd have thought this discussion would even be taking place?

You know what? I see both sides of the argument. I guesss it's supposed to be a free country. The Constitution gaurantees the right to every American to pursue happiness in their own way, and if this is what makes you happy, go for it, start slicing and dicing. I've always believed the notion that you have the right to swing your fists, but that right ends where somebody else's nose begins. I don't see anybody else's nose being bloodied by a few guys getting together and relieving each other of their testicles. I don't see this form of recreation really catching on. I mean, it's not like something where the more you do it the more you want to do it. You can't really say, "Try it and see if you like it." You only get to do it once. I see this fad falling off the radar screen rather quickly, but if it's what you want, have a ball. Or two!

controlfreak
Apr 2nd, 2006, 05:15 PM
I'm assuming the three men conducted non-consensual lobotomies prior to each of the consensual castrations.