Body modifier mutilated woman’s genitals with branding iron in botched op
A body modifier mutilated his customers during botched procedures which left one woman with part of her genitals removed.
Brendan Leigh Russell, from New South Wales in south east Australia, has been found guilty of genital mutilation and causing grievous bodily harm with intent following procedures on two customers in 2015 and 2016.
The 40-year-old is currently waiting on a verdict on a third charge of manslaughter after a woman died after undergoing a silicone snowflake implant in early 2017.
But the tattooist pleaded not guilty to all charges and his lawyer argued he was not accountable for the horror side effects of his clients, reports News AU.
The artist, who allegedly claimed he is better than doctors, was accused of removing part of a woman’s labia with a branding iron.
It was reported that the woman who had a labiaplasty, which is legal for medical reasons, was left to suffer in pain for an entire year following her surgery.
It was then revealed that Russell was not an authorised medical practitioner.
He reportedly left another woman to suffer from a gaping infected hole in her stomach after a botched tummy tuck procedure.
The court heard how he pierced through her fascia when he dug a scalpel into her open wound, which caused internal and external bleeding and resulted in emergency surgery.
Judge Syme said the procedure was "clearly dangerous" and there was “little or no regard for any proper informed consent”.
He was found guilty on Monday and his charge could lead to maximum jail terms of 21 and 25 years.
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