An amateur surgeon in Australia has pleaded guilty to removing the left testicle of a man who could not afford professional medical treatment.
Allan George Matthews, 56, admitted removing “tissue” from the man “without consent or authority” at a motel in Port Macquarie, north of Sydney.
Police said the 52-year-old victim posted an online advertisement “requesting help with a medical problem.”
He had been suffering for years after being kicked in the groin by a horse.
Police became aware of the case in June when the man went to hospital after the wound he suffered during the operation became infected.
Officers raided Matthews' home and seized medical equipment, firearms and four bottles of what they suspected was amyl nitrate.
Prosecutors alleged that Matthews was not qualified to perform such a procedure as he was not a qualified or registered doctor.
He also pleaded guilty in court this week to illegally possessing a firearm and two charges of possessing or attempting to prescribe a controlled substance.