Man arrested for illegal circumcisions

On March 2, 2010, Thomas Alan Heugel, age 56, of Sparta was arrested and charged with Health Profession-Unauthorized Practice and Occupational Code-Performance Occupation Without a License. Heugel was performing circumcisions on adult male subjects, as well massages and body piercing. He portrayed himself as a medical doctor to his patients and performed these procedures at his residence.

Heugel was arraigned in the 63rd District Court and bond was set at $5,000 personal recognizance.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department believes Heugel may have performed these procedures on many unsuspecting victims. Anyone who has additional information regarding Heugel and his performing illegal medical procedures is encouraged to contact Detective Ed Kolakowski at (616) 336-5179, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at (616) 632-6100, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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