An aspiring rapper from Spain is facing harsh accusations of cutting off his roommate’s penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife as part of a macabre promotional endeavor to go viral on social media, reports say.
Aaron Beltran is said to have struck a gruesome deal with Andrew Breach, an British teacher who attended Oxford, to remove his penis for him. Breach is even alleged to have agreed to pay money subject to how many times the video was shared on YouTube, according to the Independent.
The price of someone’s manhood these days apparently ranges from £173, or close to $240, to a top limit of £2,164, or about $3,000, the report explains in the grisly particulars of the deal.
Beltran may now spend four and a half years in prison if he is convicted of participating in the alarming spectacle in Zaragoza, Spain, in March 2019, according to the outlet. He has denied the charges.
“On the afternoon of March 8, just before 7:15 p.m. when both men were in the victim’s bedroom, Andrew tied his pajama cord round the bottom of his penis to avoid hemorrhaging,” the indictment says, according to The Sun.
“The accused, who was sat on a chair in front of him, cut his penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife which was never found because the accused got rid of it.” It is reported that the victim’s penis was then found in a garbage bag.
A police officer explained to the court in the eastern region of Spain that he discovered Breach, 35, who worked as a teacher at a local language academy, profusely bleeding after the morbid act.
Another officer described that Breach had wished to remove his penis because he did not feel that he was entirely male.
“When interviewing the victim in hospital he told us the accused cut off his penis. Andrew said he did not feel 100 percent a man and wanted to get rid of his penis,” the officer said to the court.
“He agreed on a deal with the accused to pay him €200 which would depend on how many views the video of the amputation received on YouTube. It was done on the basis of hits,” the officer continued.
Surgeons rushed to reattach the teacher’s penis, which is remarkably now fully functioning, the Independent reports.
Breach was in the hospital for three weeks before going back to his home in the UK.
An unnamed officer said the British teacher was a member of a website and seeking someone to film him mutilating himself. Prosecutors acknowledge that the amputation was consensual but contend that Beltran still should face criminal consequences.
However, the plot thickened when Breach testified in court he had hacked off his own penis, which is inconsistent with his previous sworn statement that Beltran was the unlicensed amateur sexual reassignment surgeon in question.
“I cut off my own penis. I was unwell. It was myself,” he stated for the record, adding that he had felt pressure from the cops to hold his roommate responsible. Officials denied this assertion.
Prosecutors have recognized that Breach apparently is experiencing gender dysphoria, according to the outlet.
Reports from local news outlets around the time of the mutilation claim that the two roommates consumed four bottles of wine as well as Valium to summon the fortitude to perform the slapdash surgery, according to The Sun.
Beltran, who has remained behind bars for the last four months before being released on bail, uses the pseudonym Sanatorio del Atico or Attic Sanatorium in his work.