Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old Danish man, has been charged with sexual assault after police discovered some disturbing items at his home in South Africa.
Police officers were called Frederiksen’s house after his wife informed them that he had drugged her with laced champagne and proceeded to cut her genitalia off. She had first contacted the police in February 2014 but was not taken seriously until she returned in September.
After a thorough search, police discovered body parts wrapped in plastic freezer bags, it’s thought that there are parts of at least twenty-one different women. A further two clitorises were found drying on hooks in the man’s garage.
Police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi told the Danish tabloid BT: “We have found 21 genitals from 21 women. The man’s wife is one of the women. We are now investigating who the other 20 are.”
Forensic scientists are currently investigating who the genitals belonged to, and whether the women were dead or alive when Frederiksen mutilated them. Surgical equipment, anesthetic and a large collection of photographs including child pornography were also confiscated from the property. Another police spokesman Masilela Langa said he had kept a record of every body part he had severed, who it belonged to and the date on which it was removed. His first victim is thought to have been in 2010.
“It is now important that we get information from the man’s victims,” Langa told Netwerk 34. “At this stage we do not know how many women there are, as there are many, many photos.
“We are engaged in research and to question the man. It is as if he knew his victims and knew where to look for them.”
Frederiksen owns a gun shop in Bloemfontein and had previously boasted about performing genital mutilation whilst being interviewed by Danish journalists. Whilst conducting a radio interview, he said that he had performed the surgery on his wife, and on one of her friends. He claimed he was taught by Danish Dr Jorn Ege, who is also known as ‘Dr Penis’ after his enlargement surgery. Frederiksen had fled Denmark and hidden in South Africa to avoid a conviction for possessing illegal weapons in 2006.
Since his arrest, Frederiksen has apparently dismissed the accusations, labeling them as ‘unfounded’ and stating that it was his wife who kept ‘these kinds of things’, referring to the severed vaginas. He added: “I have never ever committed anything criminal in South Africa.”
However, Frederiksen’s wife Anna Matseliso Molise, 28, was later shot four times and left for dead in an ordered ‘hit’ after she refused witness protection.
Molise wasn’t Frederiksen’s only wife though, as he has admitted to already being married to a woman in Denmark called Vivian. He told the court that he didn’t believe ‘it was a problem to have more than one wife in South Africa’ – a possible reference to President Jacob Zuma who has four wives.
Women’s Rights activists have since threatened the monster’s life as he made an appeal for bail in early November at Bloemfontein Magistrates Court where he is accused of charges including conspiracy to murder, grievous bodily harm, illegal removal of human tissue, distributing child pornography and bigamy. as he was lead to the dock, chairman of the African National Congress Women’s League Mapaseka Nkoane was in tears and screamed: ‘If you get bail, you had better go and pray and then you must go and hide.
‘We are coming for you and you will die as your wife died. We will kill you.’
Frederiksen was visibly irritable whilst on the witness stand and refused to answer many of prosecutor Amanda Bester’s questions.
In one particularly heated exchange, Bester said to Frederiksen: ‘I put it to you, you conspired to kill your wife. She knew to much.’
‘I cannot answer that. I have no comment,’ he replied, shaking his head. ‘You don’t have any evidence with regards to my wife in Lesotho. So I want you to stop asking these questions.’
Regarding bail, Frederiksen told the court: ‘If I get bail, I will come to court. I have no reason not to come, I have no reason to run away.’
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