A U.K. man convicted of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl reportedly had his testicles removed while in prison.
Reports say that 24-year-old Paul Catterall was sentenced to seven years and eight months behind bars for the sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl that occurred in July 2014. During the court proceedings, it was revealed that the 24-year-old was previously convicted of a sexual attack back in 2009.
In this recent case, Catterall reportedly got high on cocaine, met the young victim, and walked with her across town. Catterall initially said that the two shared a mutual kiss, but he later admitted to lying about that. In actuality, Catterall had attempted to kiss the teen, but when she backed away, he reportedly grabbed her hair and sexually assaulted her.
During court proceedings, Judge Timothy Stead heard from Catterall’s legal team that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer while in prison for the sexual assault and had to have his testicles removed as a result.
Still, despite his health issues, Stead sentenced him to more than seven years behind bars.
“It’s apt that he did this, and has now had his testicles removed,” a friend of the victim said, according to Metro UK. “He is a brute and a monster.”