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Two alleged cannibals are accused of running a makeshift clinic in Oklahoma where they performed illicit sex change procedures.
Bob Lee Allen, 53, and Thomas Evans Gates, 42, were arrested last week after a botched surgery on an unidentified man who allegedly commissioned the pair to carry out his own castration, the Oklahoman reported.
The man, who traveled from Virginia to the pair’s cabin in Oklahoma, wound up hospitalized following the amateur procedure on Oct. 12. He later told detectives he found Allen online after searching the web for castrations. Allen, the victim alleged, said he had 15 years of surgical experience, and promised to perform the operation free of charge.
"Allen told him that the surgery wouldn't cost him anything," an arrest affidavit, obtained by the Oklahoman, stated.
But there was one hook. Allen was willing to perform the operation because he "videos the procedures for personal use," the victim told investigators.
The victim told law enforcement that after arriving at the cabin, Allen, assisted by Gates, initiated the roughly two-hour “surgery.” The procedure began with injections "in the needed areas," he said, according to the arrest affidavit cited by the Oklahoman.
Following the operation, Allen allegedly told the man he intended to eat the man’s reproductive organs and showed him pictures on his phone of “body parts” belonging to former clients, in his freezer.
"[Allen] stated that after the surgery was over that Allen said that he was going to consume the parts and laughed and said that he was a cannibal," the affidavit stated.
Allen, who claimed he had half a dozen more clients scheduled, then regaled the stunned patient with ghastly accounts of other genital mutilations he had carried out, the victim told authorities. The 53-year-old allegedly complained about one “crazy” client, whom he left “opened up to die overnight," authorities said.
The following day, Allen allegedly told the man, who suffered heavy bleeding in the procedure’s aftermath, that if he died or passed out, they’d dump his body in the woods.
"No morgue. No ER," Allen allegedly said.
Allen eventually took the man to the hospital, although he warned him to tell hospital staff, "he done it to himself," according to the affidavit. The maimed victim, meanwhile, quickly told medical workers the two men tried to get him to “participate in cannibalism."
Allen and Gates were booked on Oct. 15 after trying to visit the victim in the hospital.
County authorities said they later discovered what appeared to be frozen testicles in a freezer of the cabin where the illegal procedure allegedly occurred.
"I can't say it's cult activity," Le Flore County Sheriff Rodney Derryberry told the Oklahoman. "It is something that we have never in my career run across in this part of the country. It is borderline some type of activity. ... We know there's a lot of rumors out there but at this time there's no danger to the public."
Lee and Gates have been charged with medical battery maiming, desecration of a human member, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon resulting in great bodily injury, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia, and outraging public decency with gross injury, KFSM-TV reported.
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