Russia’s most flexible man has been sent to a maximum security prison for 22 years after being convicted of sexually abusing six underage girls.
Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev was initially accused of sexually abusing one nine year old, but when police searched his elite Moscow flat, they found videos made by him containing child pornography, a Russian court heard.
One child told police that Gusengadzhiev repeatedly undressed her and touched her intimate body parts.
Law enforcement sources said that between 2012 and 2015 he “performed violent sexual actions against underage children” in and near Moscow.
The world famous contortionist, also known as the Snake Man, is an artiste and actor who has appeared in a string of Russian films.
The 53-year-old's fans mounted a campaign, resulting in a 1,700-name petition of mostly women claiming he had been framed.