Ohio, USA: A morgue worker admitted having slept with up to 100 corpses over a period of 16 years.
Kenneth Douglas, 60, admitted to abusing the bodies of Karen Range, Charlene Appling, and April Hicks while drunk or on drugs in 1991 and 1992.
But he also admitted that have slept with dead women as far back as 1976 while working the night shift.
He told the court: “I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down.”
The extent of his crimes came to light when as Hamilton County, Ohio, faces huge legal bills after his victims’ families were told they could sue.
He added: “If I hadn’t had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn’t happen. I would do crack and go in and drink and go in.”
His wife complained to him that he ‘reeked of sex’ when she picked him up from work, according to WPTV , and she tried to report him.
However his supervisor, who was aware that he had been drinking while working and having sex at work, told her to stop calling.
His victims included 23-year-old Charlene Appling whom he slept with on the day she died after being strangled while six months pregnant.
Karen Range, 19, was almost decapitated when she was murdered by a door-to-door salesman in 1992.
And April Hicks, 24, died in 1991 after falling three storeys.
Douglas was only caught when DNA from his semen was found inside Range’s body. Her killer denied rape but admitted murder.
Douglas’ wife has testified in the case, saying that she tried to report her husband, but to no avail. From WPTV:
Douglas’ wife testified in a deposition that he reeked of sex when she picked him up from work. She said she called the coroner’s office and reported him, but the morgue supervisor told her to stop calling.
She was allegedly rebuffed by the morgue’s supervisor when she called to report her suspicions. “He said, ‘Whatever happens on county time and on county property is county business,'” Douglas’ wife said.