A Danish gun shop owner who was arrested after 21 pieces of female genitalia were found in his freezer, has blamed it on his wife.
The man, identified as 63-year-old Peter Frederiksen, will appear on charges of sexual assault and violation of female genitals in a court in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
And he claims that his estranged wife, 28, wanted to sell the body parts in Lesotho – the tiny nation surrounded by South Africa, where he owns another gun shop.
He was arrested after his wife, who is from Lesotho, told police he drugged her before carrying out the procedure on her. But Frederiksen claims he had no idea what was in the freezer.
“It is totally unfounded.It is my wife who uses the stuff and not me.”
He claims they are getting divorced.
When asked if he knew about the macabre haul, he said:
“No, no, no.”I told her many times that she had to pick up the stuff in the refrigerator.”
Cops also found pictures of female genital mutilation (FGM) at the property. He says he took the pictures in Lesotho, but he has not committed FGM – in South Africa.
I have never made any circumcision of any women here in South Africa,I myself have been involved in the things over in Lesotho.I have been allowed to take a lot of pictures in Lesotho in the mountains, where they circumcise women.”
Police are investigating who the other 20 body parts belong to.
Masilela Langa, a police spokesman, told Netwerk24:
“At this stage we do not know how many women there are, as there are many, many photos.
“We are engaged in research and questioning the man. It is as if he knew his victims, and knew where to look for them.”