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‘Eunuch maker’ body modifications site made almost £300,000, court told

02 May 2024 3 minute read
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An extreme body modifications website made almost £300,000 and amassed 22,000 subscribers who viewed procedures including the removal of male genitals, a court has heard.

Through his “eunuch maker” site, ringleader Marius Gustavson and other “like-minded individuals” carried out multiple mutilations, “the scale of which is without precedent”, prosecutor Caroline Carberry KC told the Old Bailey on Thursday.

The 46-year-old defendant had been involved in “numerous” extreme procedures with films featuring on the pay-per-view website between 2017 and 2021, a hearing was told.

“Arch manipulator” Gustavson, of Haringey, north London, has previously admitted charges including conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

He appeared for sentence alongside six other men who had all admitted their part in the lucrative scheme.

Among them were Peter Wates, a retired former member of the Royal Society of Chemists, and Janus Atkin from Newport, who had been completing a veterinary course, the court heard.

The charges relate to 13 victims who are being safeguarded by specialist detectives.

The wide-ranging conspiracy also involved the removal and trade of body parts, the court was told.

Subscribers

The procedures were filmed and uploaded to the “eunuch maker” website Gustavson ran, and subscribers paid to watch, with varying levels of membership from “free” to “VIP” which cost £100, the court heard.

The practice is linked to a subculture where men become “nullos”, short for genital nullification, by having their penis and testicles removed.

Ms Carberry KC said the group used a “wide variety of tools” for their procedures including clamps used for “animal castration”.

Ms Carberry told the court that during a facetime call with a man in Sweden, Gustavson told him to “maim himself” by cutting off his testicles with a knife.

Gustavson told him: “You know what to do come on, just push it.”

Three days later, Gustavson encouraged him to cut off his penis, the court was told.

Ms Carberry said that police officers found Gustavson’s penis “in a drawer in his home four years after it had been amputated”.

Ten men were arrested after police raids in London, Scotland and south Wales.

Gustavson pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm, five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, one count of making an indecent photograph of a child, one count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child and possession of criminal property contrary to Section 329(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Ion Ciucur, 30, of Gretna, Scotland, Wates, 66, of Purley, Surrey, Stefan Scharf, 61, of no fixed address, David Carruthers 61, Atkin, 38, Ashley Williams, 32, all of Newport, Gwent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm.

The sentencing hearing will conclude on Friday.


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Jay
Jay
22 days ago

Did you know that WPATH – World Professional Association for Transgender Health – has a chapter – “Eunuch individuals are those assigned male at birth (AMAB) and wish to eliminate masculine physical features, masculine genitals, or genital functioning”.. Did you know that WPATH are the main body pushing confused gender non-conforming children into thinking they could be trans ie born in the wrong body… Just what is gender ideology really about when Eunuch becomes an actual thing that people seek out – There does seem to be an awful lot of incidences of this type of sexual disturbance and indecent… Read more »

Izzy
Izzy
21 days ago

This is horrifying. And I presume the men who’ve cut off their genitalia because of their fetish will be claiming to be trans or non-binary or one of the other TQIANB+ identities that Stonewall (and members of the Senedd) are so quick to remind us are the most marginalised and victimised members of the community. Wales aims to be the most progressive and welcoming nation in the world to people like this. Does anyone in a leadership position have any idea of what’s really going on? The extremely murky underworld of sexual paraphilias is spreading to young people. I’ve just… Read more »

Catie
Catie
21 days ago

Eunuch is just another identity under the TQ+ umbrella, acknowledged by WPATH.
Welsh Govt wants to be ‘the friendliest nation in Europe’ for this awful stuff. Welsh Govt ministers can’t even bring themselves to define ‘woman’ now – see last week’s Reform Bill committee for this playing out. And gender ideology is running through the RSE curriculum for Welsh schools too.
It’s genuinely concerning.

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