Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Sex with Corpses

This post was written by marc on September 10, 2004
Posted Under: Politics

hmmmmmm – is this Republicans trying to pose as compasionate conservatives? Also makes you wonder if anyone voted against this and why.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Having sex with corpses is now officially illegal in California after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill barring necrophilia, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

The new legislation marks the culmination of a two-year drive to outlaw necrophilia in the state and will help prosecutors who have been stymied by the lack of an official ban on the practice, according to experts.

“Nobody knows the full extent of the problem. … But a handful of instances over the past decade is frequent enough to have a bill concerning it,” said Tyler Ochoa, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law who has studied California cases involving allegations of necrophilia.

“Prosecutors didn’t have anything to charge these people with other than breaking and entering. But if they worked in a mortuary in the first place, prosecutors couldn’t even charge them with that,” Ochoa said.

The state’s first attempt to outlaw necrophilia, in response to a case of a man charged with having sex with the corpse of a 4-year-old girl in Southern California, stalled last year in a legislative committee.

Lawmakers revived the bill this year after an unsuccessful prosecution of a man found in a San Francisco funeral home drunk and passed out on top of an elderly woman’s corpse.

The new law makes sex with a corpse a felony punishable by up to eight years in prison.

Reader Comments

it’s about time!

Written By Rob on September 10th, 2004 @ 8:27 pm

hee hee…just seems like a no-brainer…

Written By minervajones on September 10th, 2004 @ 8:32 pm

Seriously, take 30 seconds to listen to this video and then say aruge he isn’t a sexaholic…

Written By M. Wills on September 11th, 2004 @ 12:04 am

With so many problems in california you would think this was one of the last ones they would have delt with.

Written By Joshua Gillogly on September 11th, 2004 @ 1:34 pm

The fact that it took a case of necrophilia that involved the corpse of a 4-year old to prompt the law makes me wonder if the sentence will be stiffer if the corpse is a minor.

On the other hand, I wonder if the sentence will be minor if the corpse is stiffer. Necrophilia with the corpse of a 4-year old vs necrophilia with a 4-year old corpse. 😉

Written By MadBlue on September 11th, 2004 @ 7:58 pm

Just another attack by the Republican attack dogs against alternative life styles.

Next the bible thumpers will ban Gay marriage.

We can’t allow this to stand!

Written By Ponfar on September 14th, 2004 @ 12:36 pm

What is this idiocy? Let’s get real here! Not that I practice necrophilia myself, but how could having sex with a dead body constitute a felony? How will these cases be brought to trial anyway? Who will testify against the accused – the dead person? Will we bring the dead into the courtroom to have their final silent say? Ludicrous to the point of ironic insanity! And this is what our new nazi governor does with his time!

Written By Hope Rambo on September 23rd, 2004 @ 11:24 am

Sshouldn’t necropheliacs have the right to feel good too? The dead people are DEAD… At least they are nice enough to not go around screwing random LIVE people, right?

Going ban MASTURBATING next? S&M?! PORN?! Thank God im on the other side of the planet.

Written By Say No to Governators on December 15th, 2006 @ 5:04 am

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