A 59-year-old convicted sex offender in Illinois tried to castrate himself using a filet knife after he got the urge to "touch and hurt children," according to the Daily Herald.

The man, who was not identified, removed one of his testicles, flushed it down the toilet and severely injured the other one.

He called a friend for help and when paramedics and police arrived, they found him bleeding profusely.

Read the full report from the Daily Herald.

The man's sex offense happened in 1984 and as a result was required to register as a offender.