DENVER – Police say a man faces felony assault charges after he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman.
According to court paperwork, James Pennington, 57, confessed to removing those testicles. Police called Pennington after the victim was taken to an area hospital. Pennington willingly agreed to a police interview on May 17, at the District 3 headquarters.
He has since been arrested and is being held without bond.
Records say during that interview, Pennington told investigators he agreed to perform the medical procedure at the victim’s apartment in Denver.
Police say Pennington is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado. He is a licensed pilot.