Three men charged with performing castrations in sadomasochistic 'dungeon'
Stations: Note contents throughout CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ A North Carolina prosecutor calls it an "extremely bizarre" case.
Three men have been arrested on charges of performing castrations on apparently willing participants in a so-called "dungeon" in a rural house.
Sheriff's investigators say the men admitted performing at least eight surgeries, including castrations and testicle replacements, on six consenting clients over the past year. None of the three is licensed to practice medicine.
The suspects are all residents of the house in Haywood County in western North Carolina. They're being held on 150-thousand dollars' bond each and could make their first court appearances Monday.
The sheriff's office had investigated reports of sadomasochistic acts at the house in 2004, but concluded there was nothing illegal going on because the participants appeared to be willing adults.
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