Man in US removes transgender woman’s testicles, faces assault charge
57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, used an army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender.Updated: May 20, 2017 09:53 IST
A man is facing felony assault charges after police said he used an army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her apartment in Denver, Colorado.
KUSA-TV reported that 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators on Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
According to court documents, the woman’s wife was with her during the 90-minute surgery, and Pennington told the couple to call 911 if complications developed. The wife told police that after changing the dressing, a large amount of blood poured out of the sutured wound.
Doctors were unable to reattach the testicles.
Booking documents do not indicate if Pennington has hired an attorney.
First Published: May 20, 2017 09:53 IST