An Illinois father has been handed 2 years on probation and 250 hours community service after owning up to sewing his son’s buttocks together with a needle and thread in 2008.
52-year-old Randy Swopes’ teenage son suffers from Crohn’s disease which is a debilitating inflammatory bowel condition. Due to the son’s condition he developed an angry anal fistula which by rights should have been treated at a hospital by professional medical practitioners. In this case however Swopes decided a to carry out a bit of DIY bunghole surgery and sewed the teenage lad’s rectum closed with a needle and thread.
The result was a month in hospital for the young lad after a tremendous infection set in his anal sphincter.
In court today Swopes took an Alford plea, which means he admits that there is enough evidence to convict but he doesn’t plead guilty. If he had fought the case and lost Swopes was looking at two years in the big house.
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