Tennessee hospital security guard charged in corpse abuse

Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 15:58:57-04

(WMC/NBC News) A Tennessee hospital security guard has been charged with abuse of a corpse after investigators say he had sex with a recently deceased patient's body.

A witness reported seeing Cameron Wright with the corpse at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Officers arrived and took Wright to jail.

Investigators said Wright admitted to the crime. 

St. Francis Hospital released the following statement: 

"Treating those we serve with dignity and respect is our top priority. The behavior of this individual does not represent what our hospital stands for, and these actions are completely unacceptable. We are saddened by this incident, and we are empathetic and sympathetic to the family of the patient. We contract with U.S. Security Associates for our hospital's security services, and all officers are required to undergo thorough background checks. The security guard involved in this situation has been terminated."

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