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Father in court for castrating daughter's older boyfriend

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Father in court for castrating daughter's older boyfriend
Photo: DPA
10:12 CEST+02:00
A Bielefeld man faced criminal charges in a court on Wednesday for violently castrating his 17-year-old daughter's much older boyfriend. He could be jailed for at least three years.

The accused has confessed to cutting off the 58-year-old's testicles last November.

According to police investigation, it was a desperate attempt to end the half-year relationship between the man and his teenage daughter.

After the deed, the 47-year-old told his wife to alarm emergency services, and his heavily bleeding, severely injured victim survived.

The plaintiff is now seeking damages of €150,000.

The father had repeatedly tried to end the unconventional relationship between his daughter and the older man, even taking the case to police – to no avail.

In Germany such a relationship is not illegal as long as the elder party is not taking advantage in a difficult situation or paying for sexual favours, according to state prosecutors.

On November 2, 2010, the father and two accomplices allegedly overpowered the boyfriend in his apartment, subduing him with handcuffs and tape. The father then removed his testicles with a scalpel or a knife.

The man's lawyer claims he is now impotent.

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