Men charged with performing illegal castration in Oklahoma


October 23, 2020

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — Two men in southeast Oklahoma have been charged for allegedly performing an illegal gender reassignment surgery without a license and storing the body parts in a freezer, according to court documents.

Bob Lee Allen, 53, and Thomas Evans Gates, 42, were arrested Tuesday and were still being held Wednesday at the LeFlore County Detention Center on separate $295,000 bonds.

The two lured a 28-year-old to a cabin for a surgery to remove the man's testicles, according to an affidavit by Le Flore County Sheriff Rodney Derryberry. The victim had made initial contact with Allen thr...

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