Man faces "substantial" prison sentence for having sex with corpse in funeral parlor after lifting the lids of several coffins

23-year-old Kasim Khuram's sentencing has been adjourned to a later date pending a psychiatric report, however, a judge said it would be "substantial"


                            Man faces "substantial" prison sentence for having sex with corpse in funeral parlor after lifting the lids of several coffins

A burglar is looking at a "substantial" jail term after admitting to having sexual intercourse with a corpse after breaking in at a funeral parlor, according to reports.

The accused, identified as 23-year-old Kasim Khuram, pleaded guilty on Thursday to sexual penetration of a body at the Central England Co-operative Funeralcare home in Walsall Road.

The incident reportedly occurred on November 11. Khuram's sentencing has been adjourned till January 3 next year pending a psychiatric report. The judge, however, warned that the defendant was facing a "substantial" prison sentence, according to the Daily Mail.

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesperson, in a statement released after Khuram's appearance in court, said that the accused "forced open the door" of the funeral home at about 3 am.

"While inside the funeral home the defendant lifted the lids of multiple coffins and sexually penetrated one of the corpses," the statement said.



 

CPS' Baljinder Kaur, said: "This is an unusual case and it is difficult to imagine a more distressing violation of a loved one. On the strength of the case built by the police and CPS the defendant ultimately pleaded guilty and will now have to face the consequences. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased."

The accused appeared in custody at Birmingham Crown Court and was accompanied by a security guard. The 23-year-old admitted to the charges of burglary and breaking into the building with the intention of stealing. 

Khuram, of Kenilworth Road, Anston, appeared in court wearing a black hooded top and trousers. He was also sporting a Palestinian flag tattoo on the left side of his neck.

The court was told that Khuram was temporarily sectioned under mental health laws on his arrest, as officers who were alerted by the alarm at the parlor found him still at the scene, according to reports.

Judge Francis Laird QC, during the hearing, said: "I will adjourn your sentence to the date that has been raised in court. I will allow your solicitors the appropriate time to present to the court a medical report which your solicitor thinks will assist in delivering the appropriate sentence for you.

"But you must be under no illusion that you will receive a sentence of imprisonment for your offending in this case — a substantial sentence of imprisonment."