A Norwegian man known as the ‘Eunuch Maker’ has admitted removing a man’s penis and clamping the testicles of another victim.
Marius Gustavson, 45, who is said to have made up to £200,000 live streaming ‘body modifications’, admitted two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at the Old Bailey.
The operations were uploaded to Gustavson’s ‘Eunuch Maker’ website which subscribers would pay to watch.
The practice is linked to a subculture where men become ‘nullos’ – short for genital nullification – by having their penis and testicles removed.
The conspiracy is said to have involved up to 29 extreme body modifications, the removal of body parts and the trade in body parts with eight other men.
On Friday, Gustavson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, two counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of possessing criminal property, namely money.
He pleaded not guilty to three further counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The GBH charges relate to five alleged victims, including the removal of a man’s penis and the clamping of another’s testicles.
He admitted making and distributing two indecent videos of a child between January 2017 and January 2020.
His alleged ‘right-hand man’ surgeon Peter Wates, 66, has admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
He was said to have a major role as surgeon in a large number of procedures.
Romanian Ion Ciucur, 28, who works in a hotel in Gretna Green, Scotland, denies conspiracy to cause GBH with intent in relation to two modifications.
Ashley Williams, 31, has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent to 37-year-old Janus Atkin at his home in Newport, south Wales, on November 7, 2017.
David Carruthers, 60, and Atkin, 37, deny conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
Jacob Crimi-Appleby, 22, of Epsom, Surrey, previously admitted causing GBH with intent by freezing Gustavson’s leg causing it to require amputation.
Former nurse Nathan Arnold, 48, of South Kensington, and Damien Byrnes, 35, of Tottenham, has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Gustavson.
Brynes removed Gustavson’s penis on or around February 18, 2017, while Arnold was involved in the partial removal of his nipple.
Arnold also admitted stealing Lidocaine while working as nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital between January 2016 and January 2022, and possession of extreme pornographic images.
The charges relate to 13 alleged victims who are being safeguarded by specialist detectives.
Gustavson, Ciucur and Byrnes are remanded in custody with the others are on conditional bail, including curfew and residence.
The defendants who deny offences will next appear at a case management hearing on September 8.
A provisional trial date is set for March 4, 2024.
All defendants will appear in person at the Old Bailey for the next hearing on November 3.
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