Woman gets 3 years for damaging penis during illegal surgery

Nery Carvajal Gonzalez

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for damaging a man’s penis during an illegal surgery.

The Miami Herald reports that 39-year-old Nery Carvajal Gonzalez was sentenced to 40 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to her part in two botched surgeries.

Court records show the victim — a man in his 50s — initially went to Gonzalez for facials but eventually agreed to illegal cosmetic surgeries on his buttocks, chin and penis.

In early 2014, authorities say Gonzalez performed the penis enhancement on the man at a Hialeah warehouse in South Florida. The area, according to the Herald, is known for ‘sham doctors’ offering cheap cosmetic procedures.

The man reportedly suffered extreme pain and the inability to have an erection. He continued, out of embarrassment and fear, to receive the treatments in an attempt to repair the issue.

“This was the worst experience of his life,” Miami-Dade prosecutor Warren Eth said in court on Wednesday.

Authorities say Gonzalez eventually turned to a former plastic surgeon, Mark Schreiber, to help repair the damage. According to the Herald, Screiber suggested the man tie two popsicle sticks his penis to keep it straight while it healed.

Gonzalez could have faced between 93 months and 35 years in prison had she lost at trial. Under the plea agreement, Gonzalez must also three years of probation and testify against Schreiber.

That surgery was also a failure. Schreiber is awaiting trial.

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