Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

by 20/05/2017 03:55:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • James Pennington, 57, is accused of removing the transgender woman's testicles in a 90-minute procedure at her Denver apartment
  • The victim's wife was with her during the procedure
  • When blood gushed out of the wound, the victim's wife called 911
  • Pennington said he agreed to do the procedure on the unidentified transgender woman 

By Associated Press and Kiri Blakeley For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:44 BST, 20 May 2017 | Updated: 08:55 BST, 20 May 2017

James Pennington, above, of Denver, was charged with felony assault after allegedly removing a transgender woman's testicles with an Army surgical kit
James Pennington, above, of Denver, was charged with felony assault after allegedly removing a transgender woman's testicles with an Army surgical kit

James Pennington, above, of Denver, was charged with felony assault after allegedly removing a transgender woman's testicles with an Army surgical kit

A man is accused of removing a transgender woman's testicles with an Army surgical kit in the victim's apartment.

James Pennington of Denver is facing felony assault charges after police say on Wednesday he admitted to using an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in a 90-minute procedure her apartment as her request.

Pennington, 57, is being held without bail after he told investigators that he performed the procedure on the unidentified victim.

The Army surgery kit contained a scalpel, lidocaine, medical dressings, and other medical equipment, according to KUSA.

The victim was rushed to Medical Center of Aurora (above) but doctors could not reattach her testicles
The victim was rushed to Medical Center of Aurora (above) but doctors could not reattach her testicles

The victim was rushed to Medical Center of Aurora (above) but doctors could not reattach her testicles

Documents say that the suspect 'used the scalpel and surgically disconnected and removed the victim’s two testicles and then sutured the opening back up.' 

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.

The victim was rushed to Medical Center of Aurora. Doctors were unable to reattach the testicles because of the length of time between the procedure and the 911 call.

The victim was told the 'operation' could cause permanent disfigurement.

Pennington is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado. He is a licensed pilot. 

Booking documents do not indicate if Pennington has hired an attorney.

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