The 40-year-old US body modifier is arrested for the genital mutilation of a 33-year-old woman in a tattoo parlor after landing in Australia on a flight from San Francisco.
- Police seek to extradite tattooist and body modifier to New South Wales
- The 40-year-old man was arrested when he got off from San Francisco in Melbourne
- He is wanted for the alleged genital mutilation of a woman, aged 33, in Newcastle
- Brendan Russell, 37, was arrested and charged for the alleged incident in May
Sam Duncan for Daily Mail Australia
A tattoo artist and American body modifier has been arrested for alleged female genital mutilation.
Police arrested the 40-year-old man after he got off a flight from San Francisco at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne early Thursday morning.
On January 5, 2016, the man was wanted for the alleged genital mutilation of a 33-year-old woman in a tattoo parlor in West Newcastle.
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A tattoo artist and American body modifier has been arrested for alleged female genital mutilation (pictured here is Brendan Russell, left, who was accused of the incident in May)
A snowflake implant similar to the one pictured above that Brendan Russell put in the hand of a 30-year-old mother allegedly caused a deadly infection
Detectives from the Central Coast of New South Wales are seeking to extradite the American man, who was arrested in an interstate order.
Strike Force Nellievale was formed to investigate a series of alleged illegal body modification procedures in Newcastle and the central coast.
In May, a second body modifier, Brendan Russell, 37, was arrested and charged by Strike Force Nellievale agents for the incident.
Mr. Russell is accused of burning part of the woman's labia with an iron mark, and has already appeared in court on charges of genital mutilation.
The former owner of the tattoo parlor Erina Transition Studio has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter by a different procedure in 2017.
A snowflake implant that he put in the hand of a 30-year-old mother allegedly caused a deadly infection.
Body modification is not legislated in New South Wales, but members of the "skin penetration" industry must follow public health standards.
In May, a second body modifier, Brendan Russell (photo), 37, was arrested and charged by Strike Force Nellievale agents for the incident.
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