Russia’s most flexible man – world famous contortionist Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev – has been jailed for 22 years for sex crimes against young children.
The 53-year-old know as Snake Man was found guilty in Moscow of abusing six underage girls including his own relatives – despite a petition signed by more than 1,500 women fans claiming he was ‘framed’.
As well as being sent to maximum security prison, the star, who has been listed by Guinness World Records as the most flexible man on the planet, will undergo ‘forced medical treatment for paedophelia’.
The performer, who has acted in a string of Russian films, was initially accused of sexually abusing the nine-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend Inna Volkova, who is in her 30s.
The child told police that Gusengadzhiev repeatedly undressed her and touched her intimate body parts.
When police searched his Moscow flat, they found videos made by him containing child pornography, a Moscow court heard.
Law enforcement sources said that between 2012 and 2015 he ‘performed violent sexual actions against underage children’ in and near Moscow.
‘The investigators established that victims of those crimes came from the families of his friends and relatives,’ said a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee which probes serious crimes.
‘Besides, the accused man made friends with lonely women who had children in order to commit crimes against these (girls) later.
‘While searching the apartment occupied by the accused man video recordings of a pornographic nature involving young children were discovered.’
Tests on the man by sexologists, psychologists and psychiatrists ‘helped to prove the man’s guilt’ in sexually abusing six children.
‘The court verdict has ruled that Mukhtar Gusengadziev would spend 22 years in maximum security prison.’
He will also undergo forced treatment aimed at curing his paedophile urges.