A male prostitute in New York City has been arrested after allegedly murdering and cutting off his client's penis.
Jerry Pagan, 32, is accused of striking a 68-year-old man on the head with a hammer and then stabbing him with scissors on Dec. 2, reports the Daily Mail.
Authorities say Pagan then castrated the victim, using a razorblade. Upon being arrested, Pagan told police that he planned to eat the detached penis. Whether or not he is familiar with the case of the notorious serial cannibalist Jeffrey Dahmer was not reported.
Pagan was not arrested until Dec. 4, two days after the murder. He reportedly continued to hang out at the dead man’s apartment during that time, while the body lay in a bathtub.
The suspect has been charged with second-degree murder, plus a misdemeanor charge for criminal possession of a weapon and a felony charge of manslaughter with the intent to cause physical injury. News cameras captured him smiling as he was led away in handcuffs and ankle restraints to the 44th Precinct.
In August 2015, the largest online male escort service, Rentboy.com, was busted by federal authorities on charges of prostitution. The United States Department of Justice outlined the charges in a press release:
“Rentboy.com is designed primarily for advertising illegal prostitution. The website charges subscribers a minimum monthly fee of $59.95 and up to several hundred dollars to advertise sexual services. Once the fee is paid, subscribers can select from a number of categories created by Rentboy.com the sexual services they are willing to perform and the price charged. Subscribers can also include their physical descriptions and provide links to another website where their sexual services are rated by prior customers. Between 2010 and 2015, Rentboy.com had over $10 million in gross proceeds.”
As for Jerry Pagan, he is due to face charges in a Bronx Criminal Court on Dec. 9.