A Spanish rapper is accused of cutting off his roommate’s penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife as part of a gruesome attempt to gain attention on social media, according to reports.
Aaron Beltran allegedly made a deal with Andrew Breach, an Oxford-educated British teacher, to amputate his manhood, and Breach agreed to pay a fee depending on how many times the video was shared on YouTube, The Independent reported.
The pay ranged from £ 173, or around $ 240, to a maximum of £ 2,164, or around $ 3,000, according to the report.
Beltrán now faces four and a half years behind bars if convicted of carrying out the gruesome act in Zaragoza, Spain, in March 2019, the newspaper said.
“On the afternoon of March 8, just before 7:15 pm, when both men were in the victim’s bedroom, Andrew tied the string of his pajamas around the bottom of his penis to prevent bleeding,” he says. the indictment, The Sun reported.
“The defendant, who was sitting in a chair across from him, cut off his penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife that was never found because the defendant got rid of it.”
A police officer told a court in eastern Spain that he found Breach, 35, who was teaching at a local language school, bleeding profusely after the bloody stunt.
Another officer said that Breach had wanted to cut off his penis because he did not feel completely masculine.
“When interviewing the victim at the hospital, he told us that the defendant cut off his penis. Andrew said he didn’t feel 100 percent like a man and wanted to get rid of his penis, ”the policeman told the court.
“He agreed to a deal with the defendant to pay him € 200 which would depend on how many views the video of the amputation received on YouTube. It was done on the basis of the blows, “added the policeman.
Surgeons managed to reposition the penis, which is now fully functional, according to The Independent.
Breach spent three weeks in the hospital and then returned to the UK.
Prosecutors admit that the amputation was consensual, but argue that Beltrán still bears criminal responsibility.
Meanwhile, Breach claimed in court that he had cut off his penis, contradicting his affidavit that Beltran was responsible.
“I cut off my penis. I was not feeling well. It was me, ”he said, adding that he had felt pressure from the police to blame his roommate. The police denied his claim.
Prosecutors have accepted that Breach suffers from gender dysphoria, the outlet reported.
Local reports around the time of the amputation said the two men drank four bottles of wine and took Valium to gather the courage to move on, The Sun reported.
Beltrán, who spent four months in prison before being released on bail, goes by the stage name Sanatorio del Atico, or Sanatorio del Ático.