A German court has handed a man a suspended jail sentence of 18 months for accidentally killing his wife with an 8-inch sex toy during a 48-hour bondage session.
Judge Johannes Hochgürtel of Krefeld court in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ruled on Wednesday that the fatal internal injuries that Ralph Jankus, 52, inflicted on his wife Christel, 49, were an accident and that he loved her.
Mr Jankus had posted on Facebook shortly after his wife’s death in August 2018 that he was ‘distraught’.
“Unfortunately I have to share with you all that my beloved wife died suddenly just eight days after our wedding, I am distraught,” he said.
During a 48-hour sex session, Jankus inserted an 8-inch (20-centimeter) long spiked sex toy inside her, causing fatal internal damage to her intestines.
She died four days after the encounter.
According to reports, Jankus told police that he and his wife opted for a two-day sex session in place of a honeymoon.
Jankus reportedly said that his wife had previously complained about discomfort and had been to see a specialist who carried out a colonoscopy, but nothing had been found wrong with her.
The victim’s 30-year-old son, who has not been named, told the court that Jankus ‘abused, mistreated and humiliated’ his mother.
Local media reported that the deceased had previously reported her partner for abuse in 2017, but later withdrew her complaint and spent some time in a psychiatric clinic.
Jankus and Christel got married in 2018 after being together since 2011.