Ryan King allegedly removed one of a Sydney man’s testicles to satisfy a castration fetish after the pair discussed the procedure online
A Brisbane electrician accused of cutting out a stranger’s testicle at his request suffers from a medical condition which causes undersized genitals.
Ryan King allegedly removed one of a Sydney man’s testes to satisfy a castration fetish after the pair discussed the procedure for months online.
He is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to maim, which under Queensland law carries a maximum sentence of life in jail.
It is yet to be explained how another testicle and a severed penis of unknown origin allegedly came to be stashed in the freezer of King’s home.
King, 27, was arrested last weekend after paramedics were called to a city backpackers’ hostel to treat a man, 26, with a bloody wound to his scrotum.
Police were allegedly told the 26-year-old had flushed his own testicle down the toilet after King removed it by cryosurgery.
King’s lawyer has since said his client was born with the incurable Klinefelter syndrome, which results in men carrying an extra female chromosome.
The condition stops the body from producing sperm and testosterone, usually rendering those who suffer from it infertile.
A small penis and grape-sized testicles are common; other symptoms include enlarged breasts, broad hips, narrow shoulders and having reduced facial hair.
Ryan King’s lawyer said his client was born with the incurable Klinefelter syndrome, which results in men carrying an extra female chromosome. King is pictured above
Sufferers of Klinefelter syndrome often have small penises and grape-sized testicles. Other symptoms include enlarged breasts, broad hips, narrow shoulders and reduced facial hair
Magistrate Judith Daley was told King had been bullied at the private Anglican Church Grammer School, known as ‘Churchie’ between years four and 12
A court has heard King was also diagnosed with Asperger syndrome as a child and takes a daily dose of 50 milligrams of Ritalin to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Magistrate Judith Daley was told King had been bullied at the private Anglican Church Grammer School, known as ‘Churchie’, between years four and 12.
Family friend Garry Goodley told Daily Mail Australia the accusation that King had performed a partial castration on a man at his request was ‘very strange’.
‘Hopefully he will get help,’ Mr Goodley said.
Police allege the 26-year-old travelled from Sydney to Brisbane on July 25 to meet King and satisfy his sexual fetish of having a testicle removed, after they found each other online.
King allegedly used a CryoPen to remove one of the man’s testicles. A CryoPen is pictured
King, who has worked at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and volunteered with the State Emergency Service, is understood to have no medication qualifications.
He allegedly studied surgical techniques on the internet and brought medical equipment and anaesthetic to operate on the 26-year-old man.
The pair allegedly met at an inner-city backpackers’ hostel in George Street where King used a device known as a CryoPen to remove one of the Sydney man’s testicles.
CryoPens release a high pressure jet of icy-cold nitrous oxide and are generally used to remove skin lesions such as warts.
Once the teste was removed police allege the patient flushed it down the toilet.
It has also been reported the partial castration was filmed by King and possibly uploaded to a fetish website.
After the surgery it is alleged the wound could not be stitched up sufficiently to stop the bleeding and an ambulance was called by one of the men.
The 26-year-old was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for surgery where he was last reported to be in a stable condition.
Lawyer Brendan Beavon outlined his client’s medical problems to Brisbane Magistrates Court and said the case contained an unusual set of facts and circumstances. King is pictured
After the Sydney man’s testicle was removed he was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (pictured) for surgery where he was reported to be in a stable condition
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia a search was conducted of the hostel and a number of medical tools were seized.
‘Investigations are continuing, and as the matter is currently before the courts it would be inappropriate to comment further,’ the spokeswoman said.
Police also reportedly searched King’s apartment at West End in Brisbane’s south and allegedly found a penis and another testicle inside his freezer.
No complaint has been made to police about the severed genitalia allegedly in the freezer and detectives are investigating who the body parts belong to.
King faced Brisbane Magistrates Court two days after the incident, charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to maim.
Defence lawyer Brendan Beavon outlined his client’s medical problems to the court and said the case contained a ‘very unusual’ set of facts and circumstances.
He said police had seized King’s iPhone and he would accept a bail condition which barred him from internet access, according to the Courier Mail.
Mr Beavon said it was obvious King needed to get a psychiatric assessment but he wanted to get back to work as quickly as possible.
Defence lawyer Brendan Beavon said it was obvious King needed to get a psychiatric assessment but he wanted to get back to work as an electrician as quickly as possible
King’s parents (pictured) cancelled a holiday in Cairns to be at their son’s bail hearing but did not comment on his situation when approached by a reporter outside court
King was already regularly seeing a psychiatrist and his mental health could deteriorate if he was kept in custody.
Ms Daley said it appeared the alleged surgery had been carried out with the alleged victim’s consent but there were no conditions under which she could consider granting King bail.
‘I find that given the nature of this offence, I think he is an unacceptable risk of committing further offences and also endangering the safety and welfare of other persons,’ Ms Daley said.
Mr Beavon said it could be 18 months to two years before the case as finalised. King was remanded in custody until the case reappears in court on August 24.
King’s parents cancelled a holiday in Cairns to be at the bail hearing but did not comment on their son’s situation when approached outside court.