The man charged with illegally removing a volunteer’s balls and then allegedly announcing his plan to eat them has been sentenced to slightly over 12 years behind bars.
Bob Lee Allen, 54, and his husband Thomas Evans Gates III, 42, were charged last year for castrating the victim, a then-willing 28-year-old who had flown from Virginia to get the procedure after connecting with Allen on the now-defunct castration forum Eunuch Maker, Vice reported.
The victim told investigators that Allen boasted he had 15 years of experience performing gender reassignment surgeries, had six clients lined up for the procedure and kept body parts in his freezer.
The couple then drove the victim to their secluded cabin in the southeast Oklahoma woods where Allen performed the two-hour surgery using only local anesthetic. Following the procedure, Allen reportedly “said that he was going to consume the parts and laughed and said that he was a cannibal” the Oklahoman reported. Allen has denied this claim.
A day following the castration, Allen took the victim to the hospital for bleeding, threatening to dump him in the woods should he pass out on the way. Hospital personnel alerted police, who found “what appeared to be testicles” when they subsequently searched the cabin. The couple was arrested shortly thereafter when they tried to visit the victim at the hospital.
“It is something that we have never in my career run across in this part of the country,” Le Flore County Sheriff Rodney Derryberry told reporters at the time, according to the local news site. “I can’t say it’s cult activity.”
The suspects were initially charged with performing unlicensed surgery, conspiracy to commit unlicensed surgery, maiming and assault, and battery with a dangerous weapon. Gates testified against his husband and, in exchange, prosecutors dismissed three felony counts against him. He ultimately pled guilty for possessing psychedelic mushrooms, possessing drug paraphernalia and keeping the victim’s castrated parts in a freezer in the cabin instead of burying them, the Oklahoman reported. He was released from jail Tuesday.
Allen, meanwhile, avoided a jury trial by pleading no contest on five counts. He has now been sentenced to two years in jail and 10 years and one month in prison.
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