Human body parts case: Victims asked to come forward

Pieter Fredekrisen was arrested after 21 clitorises were found in his freezer along with surgical equipment.

FILE: Pieter Fredekrisen. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are appealing to women who may be the victims of a man who has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on charges of sexual assault and contravening the Medicines Act.

The 58-year-old Danish man was arrested last week after 21 clitorises were found in his freezer along with surgical equipment.

Bloemfontein police say he has a history of crime and is apparently wanted for dealing in illegal firearms in Denmark.

Pieter Fredekrisen will remain behind bars until his formal bail application next Monday.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says forensic teams are working to establish how many women may have fallen victim to him.

"He has been charged with four counts, which among others include sexual assault, intimidation and he's going to be charged under the Medicine Act and domestic violence. So it's still an ongoing investigation."

Police say he allegedly sedated his victims before performing the illegal surgeries.

During the arrest, police confiscated anaesthetic medicine and surgical equipment as well as the body parts which were bagged in his freezer.