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Ohio Morgue Attendant Admits To Sex With Up To 100 Corpses

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Ohio man has admitted to having sex with up to 100 corpses while working as a morgue attendant from 1976 to 1992.

Kenneth Douglas, of Hamilton, says he assaulted the corpses if he was drinking or high on drugs.

"I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down," Douglas told the court.

During a deposition when asked how many corpses he had assaulted, Douglas said: “It could have been a hundred.”

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"If I hadn't had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn't happen," he said.

His wife complained that Douglas “reeked of sex” when she would pick him up from work. She complained to officials, but her concerns were allegedly dismissed.

She told the deposition that she was informed “whatever happens on county property on county time is county business.”

Douglas was caught when his DNA sample matched a sample on the body of 19-year-old Karen Range.

Range’s alleged killer, David Steffen, appealed his conviction for rape and murder. When samples from her body were tested, Douglas’ DNA was discovered. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008.

In 2012, he pleaded guilty to two more cases.

Despite opposition from county officials, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the victims’ families could sue.

"Hamilton County, like any other employer is not and should not be responsible for the criminal acts of an employee," Greg Hartmann, President of the Hamilton County Commission, said in a statement. "The taxpayers should not have to pay money for the acts committed by criminals."

Sources: New York Daily News, Daily Mail

Image screenshot: YouTube / WKRC‑TV