Man admits performing amateur testicle removal surgery
A man who answered an online ad and allegedly wound up lopping off another man's testicle in a motel room surgery has appeared in court.
56-year-old Allan George Matthews admitted to "removing tissue" from the 52-year-old David Hillier "without consent or authority" at a motel in Port Macquarie, north of Sydney.
Reports indicate that Mr Hillier did not have the money to seek proper medical help and so was looking for alternative solutions.
He had been suffering for years after being kicked in the groin by a horse.
In a statement released on Friday, police said the pair met on May 16 at a motel in Port Macquarie, where the surgery took place.
A week later Mr Hiller presented himself to hospital after wounds he received during the motel room operation worsened.
Police were notified and an investigation was launched.
Officers raided Matthews' home and seized medical equipment, firearms and four bottles of what they suspected to be amyl nitrate (poppers).
Prosecutors alleged that Matthews was not authorised to perform such a procedure as he was not a qualified or registered medical practitioner.
He also pleaded guilty in court this week to illegally possessing a gun and two counts of possessing or attempting to prescribe a restricted substance.
Matthews has pleaded not guilty to the more serious charge of reckless grievous bodily harm.