They are accused of having carried out “extreme body modifications”, with mutilations and castrations filmed and broadcast on a website. Subscribers paid to watch this content.
Several men accused of having carried out mutilations, including castrations filmed and broadcast online, appeared this Wednesday before the British justice, within the framework of a preliminary hearing, in London.
Nine men arrested in March
Among them, Marius Gustavson, 45 and accused of having been at the head of this network, is being prosecuted for a whole series of offenses linked to “extreme body modifications” on 13 victims -including himself-, as well as the removal and commercialization of certain body parts of victims and the posting of videos.
On Wednesday, this man from Norway living in north London pleaded not guilty. He denies willfully causing grievous bodily harm to three men between 2018 and 2019. A total of nine men were arrested in March in London, Scotland and South Wales, according to London police.
Genitals removed from victims
The victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, notably had their genitals removed. Another man, Jacob Crimi-Appleby, 22, pleaded guilty to the same charges by recognizing Marius Gustavson’s leg frozen, resulting in his amputation.
British police say Marius Gustavson was the ringleader of the group of men who filmed and posted videos of mutilations online on their “eunuch-makers” site, which subscribers paid to watch.
The group claims to belong to a community where men become “nullos” – short for genital nullification or genital negation – by having their penises and testicles removed.
Last month, two other men admitted to removing Gustavson’s penis and nipple. Marius Gustavson’s main alleged accomplice, Peter Wates, 66, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm. The other defendants were not called to testify. A new hearing is set for June 30 and the case is expected to go to trial at London’s Old Bailey in March 2024.
Source: BFM TV