New Zealand man who 'liked gummy ladies' found guilty of pulling women's teeth during sex

Philip Hansen was found guilty of six assault and indecent assault charges and was cleared of four others

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 06 May 2015 12:02
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A New Zealand man has been found guilty of pulling women's teeth out during sex
A New Zealand man has been found guilty of pulling women's teeth out during sex

A New Zealand man who pulled out women’s teeth with a pair of pliers during sex because he liked “gummy ladies” has been found guilty of six assault and indecent assault charges.

Philip Hansen, 56, was found guilty on two charges of wounding with intent to injure, two charges of assault, one charge of assault with intent to injure and one of indecent assault. He was acquitted of four other charges, including rape, the Australian Associated Press reports.

While the defence claimed the acts had all been consensual, the prosecution described Hansen as domineering and had an obsession with removing women’s teeth because he liked “gummy ladies”.

The court heard that Hansen, who denied all charges, did not use anaesthetic when he pulled the teeth and has no dental qualifications.

He was found to have forcibly removed four teeth from one woman who only had a chip on one tooth, and to have pulled a tooth from another woman with a pair of pliers while having sex in a car in Petone, the New Zealand Herald reports. He had also put pliers into the woman’s mouth on another occasion.

The jury took five hours to return their verdict on Hansen, who stood accused of offenses spanning a period of 20 years from 1988 to 2011.

Hansen is due to be sentenced on 19 June.

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