Professing cannibal offers gender reassignment surgery

Bob Lee Allen, 53, and Thomas Gates, 42, of Wister, Oklahoma. [Image credit: LeFlore County Sheriff's Office]

A 28-year-old man reportedly flew from Virginia to meet a couple that claimed to have 15-years experience and offered to preform a castration.


According to the affidavit, the victim made contact with 53-year-old Bob Lee Allen and 42-year-old Thomas Gates through a membership website for those "into mods and kinks" of "all kinds."


The victim reported that he had been told that Allen "videos the procedures for personal use," and that "the surgery wouldn't cost him anything."


He reported that he was awake for the approximately two-hour procedure which took place on October 12 after being numbed "in the needed areas," and watched as Gates provided Allen with surgical equipment.


In the affidavit the victim "stated that after the surgery was over that Allen said that he was going to consume the parts and laughed and said that he was a cannibal." The victim further told that Allen discussed "the time he worked on someone that he described to be crazy and that he left the male opened up to die overnight."


Allen reportedly told the victim that he "had six more clients on the way to have the same operation" and "informed him that he had a freezer with body parts and showed him pictures on his phone."


The following day, due to the fact that the victim was still bleeding, Allen took him to a hospital telling him that he was to tell the medical staff that "he done it to himself," after reportedly threatening to ditch his body into the woods along the road if he were to pass out or die on the way to the hospital.


Officers began investigating the matter the following day after medical staff reported the illegal surgery to them.


October 15 officers executed a search warrant on the cabin in which the procedure had been preformed and located a freezer in a bedroom “that contained a plastic ziplock bag with what appeared to be testicles.”


Additionally located was a six-foot tall medicine cabinet full of medications, utensils, a cauterizing tool with blood on it, xylocaine and more.


"I can't say it's cult activity," LeFlore County Sheriff Rodney Derryberry told The Oklahoman. "It is something that we have never in my career run across in this part of the country. It is borderline some type of activity. ... We know there's a lot of rumors out there but at this time there's no danger to the public."


Derryberry has asked for assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI in investigating the case further.


Allen and Gates have been charged with  conspiracy to commit unlicensed surgery, performing unlicensed surgery, maiming and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon which are all felonies.  They are additionally charged with misdemeanor failure to bury the removed parts.


In respect to the drugs that were found at their cabin they have been charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


Their bail has been set at $295,000 each and their are due to appear in court tomorrow.