A South African man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping a 3-year-old girl with a live snake.
Regional Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein said he had presided over almost 2 000 sexual crimes cases but this was a first, reported Afrikaans Paper Volksblad.
"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 court heard how Martin Jozana, 27, on 31st of October took the snake to a Bloemfontein house where the little girl had been left by her mother.
Jozana tried to sell the snake to the people of the house and later took the toddler into a corner, where they were out of sight and violated her with it.
The little girl's brother later went to fetch her.
At home, the girl's mother saw blood on her crying daughter and the girl pointed out Jozana.