A caterer pretended to be a cosmetic surgeon and carried out a botched penis enlargement procedure, causing his patient to die in agony.
Torben K, 46, of Solingen, Germany, injected silicone oil into the patient’s penis and scrotum in an attempt to carry out the procedure.
The unidentified 32-year-old patient died from sepsis seven months after the invasive treatment in July 2019.
During a court hearing, it was found that the fake doctor had no medical credentials and advertised his penis enhancement services online.
He allegedly carried out these treatments at his Solingen home.
According to the victim’s sister, who is 29, her brother had misgivings about the process at first, but Torben K persuaded him to go ahead with it.
However, instead of getting the anticipated expansion, the victim developed breathing problems shortly after returning home following the operation.
According to the Mirror, the man visited several hospitals, but later died of blood poisoning, as well as liver and kidney failure. Prosecutors said he spent months in agony in a specialist intensive care unit and he died in February 2020.
Meanwhile, investigations showed that the restaurant worker had also treated a second man with the same life-threatening injections in March this year.
When asked, however, Torben K refused to reveal the type of silicone oil used in the procedures.
High State Prosecutor Wolf-Tilman Baumert told local media: “Unfortunately, the silicone oil ended up in the person’s bloodstream. This led to severe health complications and, eventually, to his death.”
In court, Torben K claimed that he had only done what the patient asked for.
But Baumert said: “The fact that the man asked for the treatment is irrelevant from our point of view.
“The defendant acted in a highly immoral manner.”
On Monday, judges in Wuppertal district court jailed Torban K for five years after he was found guilty of causing death by grievous bodily harm.
The verdict is not yet legally binding.