Man Accused Of Cutting Women's Genitals, Key Witness Murdered Before Trial

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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When police searched 63-year-old Peter Frederiksen’s South Africa home in September, they found at least 21 packages containing pieces of women’s genitals from seven victims in his freezer, in addition to anesthesia, surgical equipment, child pornography and two pieces of dried female genitals hung on a hook.

Frederiksen, a Danish national, is accused of keeping the clitorises of the women he assaulted and mutilated. He is facing several charges, including three counts of assault, conspiracy to commit murder, possession, bigamy, and production and distribution of child pornography, AFP reports.

Police also found a journal dating back to 2004 outlining how he mutilated women.

Frederiksen, a gun-shop owner who was already wanted in Denmark for illegal firearm-dealing, came under investigation after his wife, Anna Matseliso Molise, 28, went to police and told them she was drugged with laced champagne and had her genitals mutilated.

Molise, a key witness in the case against her husband, was shot four times outside her home in October, BBC reported.

No one has been arrested in connection with her murder, according to AFP.

On Nov. 4, a judge ruled Frederiksen's alleged crimes were in the same category as murder and rape in terms of granting bail.

Frederiksen hasn’t entered a plea, but his attorney, Luthando Tshangana, said, “We are confident that he still has the possibility of getting bail.”

Police are still seeking Fredericksen’s alleged victims.

Sources: AFP via Yahoo News, BBC / Photo credit: ResoluteSupportMedia/Flickr