Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Crimes Below the Belt: Penile Removal and Castration

Ripped Off!

Map of England with Liverpool locator
Map of England with Liverpool locator

Amanda Monti, 24, of Liverpool, England couldn't handle being spurned by her ex-boyfriend, Geoffrey Jones, 37. During a house party the two attended on May 30, 2004, a drunken argument ensued purportedly because Jones rejected Monti's sexual advances. An outraged Monti grabbed at Jones' face and the two began to struggle.  

Consequently, "Jones threw petite Monti, who is little more than five-foot two-inches tall, out of the house," Sun Online reported. Monti managed to lure Jones out of the house after she smashed a window. The two wrestled again, and Monti was knocked down.

Amanda Monti
Amanda Monti

While on the ground, she reached up and pulled Jones' shorts down, leaving him in his underpants. Even though Jones was already thoroughly embarrassed it wasn't enough for Monti, who was still fuming. She then grabbed at his groin area and pulled so hard that his underpants came off.

Jones said in a BBC News article that he found himself "completely naked and in excruciating pain." Jones then hobbled back into the house and into the kitchen to try and avoid further confrontation with Monti. While there, his friend who witnessed the event approached Jones and said, "That's yours," Will Batchelor reported in a Scotsman.com article. To Jones utter shock, he looked down into his friend's hand and saw his testicle in it, which Monti had ripped completely off during the struggle.

His friend had seized the testicle from Monti's hands moments earlier. BBC News reported that she tried to dispose of the evidence by stuffing Jones' severed organ in her mouth and trying to swallow it before choking it back up. Jones was immediately taken to the hospital where doctors tried to reattach his testicle. However, the operation proved unsuccessful.

Liverpool Crown Court
Liverpool Crown Court

Later in a Liverpool Crown Court, Monti pleaded guilty to assaulting her ex-boyfriend, although she had little memory of the event. According to the BBC, Monti wrote a letter to the court saying she was sorry for what she had done and that she had no intention of causing him harm. Monti was sentenced in February 2005 to two and a half years behind bars for the assault. The judgment did little to soothe Jones who claimed that the attack ruined his life, causing not only permanent physical disfigurement but also long-term emotional damage.

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