Johannesburg: A man from Bloemfontein has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping a 3-year-old girl with a live snake.
According to Volksblad, Regional Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein said he had presided over almost 2000 sexual crimes cases but this was a first, News24.com reported.
"What goes on in a person's head to do something like this is something I can't understand. This kind of offence is something no sensible person could justify," the website quoted the magistrate as saying.
Court transcripts indicated that Jozana had gone to the house of the Bloemfontein family on October 31st, 2012 and found the three year old victim where she had been left by her mother, the Inquisitr reported.
He had tried to sell the snake to the residents of the house but had been turned down.
Then he had waited until the residents were out of sight and snatched the child, getting her out of sight where he raped her with the snake.