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A rapper allegedly sliced off his flatmate's penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife for YouTube cash, a court heard.
But Oxford graduate and alleged victim, Andrew Breach, 35, faces a perjury probe after insisting he cut off his own penis and exonerated Aaron Beltran of the amputation at a trial.
Breach was told he could face the probe over his claims in Beltran's wounding trial in Zaragoza, Spain.
The 31-year-old allegedly amputated the British expat's manhood to put the gory video on YouTube, getting paid £173 to £2,164 subject to the hits it got.
Mr Breach, who says he's an English language and literature Oxford Uni graduate online, initially told judges he cut off his own penis.
But a state prosecutor said he faced a perjury probe after the court heard he claimed Beltran carried out the amputation in a statement after initially insisting he mutilated himself.
The court heard police found Mr Breach dazed and bleeding in the street outside his fifth-floor flat moments on March 8, 2019.
Cops recovered his sex organ in his apartment by following the trail of blood he had left.
The expat claimed in court he mutilated himself and Beltran had nothing to do with it, blaming police pressure for his earlier implication of his flatmate. His manhood was reattached in a successful hospital operation.
State prosecutor Asuncion Lozada insisted in her summing-up: “It’s been proven, despite the victim’s change in his statement, that it was his flatmate and sole defendant who agreed to cut his penis off.
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“And he did it for money and not an altruistic motive.”
Beltran’s defence lawyer Claudia Melguizo insisted her client was innocent of any wrongdoing and asked the three judges trying him to acquit him.
Thanking Mr Breach for his decision to give evidence via video-link from the UK, she said: “He doesn’t live in Spain and it would have been easy for him to incriminate my client.
“He hasn’t done so because he had nothing to do with it.”
Beltran was arrested five days after the amputation horror and held in custody for four months before being bailed ahead of his trial.
Police investigators told the court the Spaniard became the focus of the criminal probe after Mr Breach incriminated him in one of his statements and another flatmate confessed Beltran had confided in him about the "sliding-scale payment" he had agreed with the English teacher for the amputation.
The lead National Police investigator, who was also identified only by his serial number, also revealed in court officers had discovered an ad on gay social media app Scruff in which the Brit stated: “I am looking for a man to film me while I cut my d##k off.”
Verdict and sentencing if the rapper is found guilty will take place at a later date. He performed under the artistic name of Sanatorio del Atico or Attic Sanatorium in English.
The same judges are expected to rule on whether Mr Breach should face perjury charges when they deliver their verdict against Beltran in writing.
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