Electrician who kept a penis in his freezer castrated men with no training

An electrician performed illegal castrations on men which he filmed and kept a penis in his home freezer.

With only an advanced first aid certificate to his name, Ryan Andrew King advertised his services for genital modification, a Brisbane court heard on Friday.

The 28-year-old's clients went to King after struggling to find any professional surgeons offering the procedures they were after.

King filmed himself remove a 65-year-old's testicle in a motel in Loganholme south of Brisbane, Australia in February 2019, MailOnline reports

The customer who did not have to for the treatment, said he had suffered from genitalia dysphoria and King's handiwork benefited his health and well-being.

He told the court: "I am eternally grateful to Ryan for enabling me to enjoy life."

The pair had previously met in Victoria to remove his penis and other testicle, but that procedure was not subject to charges in Queensland.

King's other patient was a 26-year-old Chinese national, who wanted his help in a backpackers hostel to become gender neutral in July last year.

After one-and-a-half hours of surgery, King who had no previous criminal history, flushed the testicle down a toilet.

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Both the 65-year-old and 26-year-old needed treatment for bleeding in hospital as a result but were warned of it beforehand by King, the court heard.

Defence Barrister Christopher Wilson said: "The desire was … that they be taken by the defendant beyond the point of no return … so they could not be repaired."

When seeking help for the bleeding, the older man explained he performed the surgery himself but the foreign man ran into trouble as he was not eligible for Medicare.

He contacted King who called paramedics and later admitted to police what he had done.

As officers searched King's house, they found medical equipment and the older man's genitalia in a freezer.

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King told police that he thought having his clients' consent for the procedures made it lawful, although that was no defence Mr Wilson said.

"He has not acted in deliberate defiance of the law," he added.

Judge Richard Jones saw psychiatric report detailing King's mental health background.

The judge said: "There was little doubt you had an extremely troubled childhood."

King pleaded guilty to both charges of committing malicious acts with intent, MailOnline reports.

Judge Jones said: "You were clearly not authorised or even qualified to perform what you did.

"The message must be sent to people in the community that you cannot do things like this."

King who has been in custody since his arrest in July last year, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars, but was ordered to be released immediately on probation.

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