Morgue Worker: I Had Sex With 100 Corpses

Ohio man says he was drunk, on drugs

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 18, 2014 2:16 AM CDT | Updated Aug 18, 2014 3:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – A former morgue attendant in Ohio admits having sex with up to 100 bodies during his years working the night shift and says drugs and alcohol are to blame. The scale of Kenneth Douglas' depravity came to light during a court hearing in which a federal panel ruled that families of victims could sue Hamilton County for failing to protect bodies in the morgue, the New York Daily News reports. Douglas, who worked the morgue's night shift from 1976 until 1992, was sentenced to prison in 2008 for abusing a corpse and pleaded guilty in 2012 to abusing the bodies of two other women.

"If I hadn't had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn't happen," Douglas said in a court deposition obtained by WCPO. "I would do crack and go in and drink and go in." His wife testified that she had complained to the morgue supervisor about her husband coming home from work smelling of sex and booze, but her concerns were ignored. Douglas was only caught in 2008 when his DNA was found in a 1991 murder victim whose killer filed an appeal, and it's not clear whether he will face new charges now.

In this Sept. 30, 2008, photo, Kenneth Douglas, right, is led into court before sentencing in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In this Sept. 30, 2008, photo, Kenneth Douglas, right, is led into court before sentencing in Cincinnati, Ohio.   (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cara Owsley)
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