Police say the Danish man accused of storing female genitalia in his freezer in South Africa, was arrested in neighboring Lesotho earlier this year.

Lesotho police spokesman Senior Inspector Clifford Molefe said Wednesday the man was arrested in June for assault. Molefe said the man's wife laid the charges. The police spokesman said the Danish man was released on the same day because he fell ill.

Molefe said the man is yet to appear in a Lesotho court.

South African police arrested the 63-year-old last Thursday after they found 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer. He has been charged with sexual assault and remains in custody until his court appearance on Monday.

The Associated Press has not named the man because he has not yet entered a plea.