Kenneth Douglas, a Hamilton County, Ohio morgue attendant admitted in court to having had sex with at least 100 corpses during his time as a night shift employee where he worked from 1976 to 1992.
Asked how he manifested his morbid acts, Kenneth Douglas advised: ‘I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down.’
Douglas, 60, would allegedly take drugs and get drunk before abusing the corpses awaiting autopsies.
‘If I hadn’t had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn’t happen,’ Douglas offered. ‘I would do crack and go in and drink and go in.’
Kenneth Douglas’ interesting foray to the other side came to the fore after being convicted of gross abuse of a corpse after the families of three victims sued. DNA evidence—semen discovered in the body of Karen Range, 19, who was murdered by a door-to-door salesman in 1992 and was nearly decapitated—wasn’t discovered until 2008.
The former morgue attendant pleaded guilty to having sexually abused Range’s body in 2008 and two others in 2012.
At the time of the ruling, Douglas’ employers maintained the view that they couldn’t be held accountable for the actions of its employees.
But that unfortunately for Hamilton County is not how one court house came to see shit.
gawker: On Friday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to allow a lawsuit accusing the former coroner and morgue director for having failed ‘recklessly and wantonly’ to prevent Kenneth Douglas from abusing the corpses to move forward. According to WCPO, this would be the fourth such case against Hamilton County ‘for failing to protect bodies in the morgue.’
Things would become ominous when Kenneth Douglas’ wife testified that she tried to report her husband, but to no avail.
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.
The woman would claim she was rebuffed by the morgue’s supervisor when she called to report her suspicions.
Told the wife: ‘He said, ‘Whatever happens on county time and on county property is county business.”