At least that’s what former Hamilton County, Ohio mortician Kenneth Douglas told investigators. Douglas worked the night shift at the Hamilton County morgue from 1976 until 1992 and admitted to having sex with up to 100 dead women.
“If I hadn’t had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn’t happen,” Douglas said in deposition, according to WCPO Cincinnati. “I would do crack and go in and drink and go in.”
Douglas’ wife said in a deposition that after they returned home from the morgue, he’d reek of sex.
However, after numerous calls to the coroner’s office, and attempts to report her husband’s behavior, the morgue supervisor told her to stop calling.
Douglass admitted to having sex with the women while their bodies awaited autopsy. “I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down,” he said.
His DNA, according to WCPO, was discovered in 2008 on the body of Karen Range, who was 19 when she died in 1992.
The families of the victims finally sued the county in 2012, after Douglas was charged and convicted in three cases of gross abuse of a corpse.
The county says it can’t be held accountable for the actions of its employees. However, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a jury could find the county’s former coroner and morgue “recklessly and wantonly” neglected to supervise Douglas, WCPO reports.
Hamilton County had already been slapped with three lawsuits for allegedly improperly handling corpses.
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