Corpse case arises anew, again

Yet again, the three men who inspired John Troyer’s study “Abuse of a Corpse: A Brief History and Re-Theorisation of Necrophilia Laws in the USA” (discussed here a few months ago) are again in the news. Channel 3000 reports on February 14, 2009:

Suspect In Grave-Robbing Case Enters Guilty Plea
2 Others Facing Charges

One of three men accused of trying to dig up a woman’s body in a Cassville cemetery in 2006 to have sex with it pleaded guilty Friday to party to the crime of attempted third-degree sexual assault.

Dustin Radke entered the plea in Grant County Court Friday.

Two other suspects in the case, Alexander Grunke, his twin brother, Nicholas Grunke, are still facing charges of attempted third-degree sexual assault, attempted theft and attempted criminal damage to a cemetery….

(Thanks to Professor Troyer for bringing this new news to our attention.)

NOTE: Professor Troyer will discuss the general subject when he takes part in the 2009 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK, in March.

UPDATE: Investigator Bengt Kriström writes:

The “Corpse case”  illustrates the extreme success your country must have had in engraving  “safe sex” in the minds of all youngsters, morons or not. This is made clear in the  original report: “Armed with shovels, a crowbar and a box of condoms…”

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