ATLANTA, GA — A man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a transsexual who died while getting a silicone injection to make his buttocks fuller, authorities said.

Police charged Fred Kennedy Glenn with involuntary manslaughter Monday in the death last November of Sophia Pastel. He faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The silicone came from an automobile supply store.

Pastel, 33, of Norfolk, Va., died in a hotel room moments after receiving a silicone injection in his buttocks, police said. Police said the silicone came from an automobile supply store. Injections of liquid silicone are not approved in this country. Numerous medical studies have found that it can migrate to other parts of the body with harmful and possibly fatal effects.