63 year old Danish man, Peter Frederiksen, who was allegedly found with 21 pieces of female genitalia appeared before a South African court today November 4th. Frederiksen was arrested back in September after the mutilated vaginas were allegedly found in his home. Surgical equipment and anaesthetic drugs were also said to have been found in the property.

According to reports, It’s believed his wife, 28-year-old Anna Matseliso Molise, told police he drugged her and cut off private parts of her anatomy while she was incapacitated. She was due to testify but was gunned down and killed while leaving her house last month. Police believe most of the victims are from the Lesotho area. Preliminary investigations by the police suggest that Frederiksen, said to own a gun shop, sedates his victims before performing the illegal operations.

It is not clear if the severed vaginas were removed when the women were alive – or indeed if they would have survived the attacks. Masilea Langa, a South African police spokeswoman, said that Frederiksen had kept a clear and organised record of every body part he had removed since his first victim in 2010. He faces charges of sexual assault, intimidation and breaking South Africa’s medical laws.