A man from Willimantic, Connecticut had sex with his girlfriend’s corpse before dialing 911 to report her death. Aaron Graser, 39, pleaded guilty on Tuesday for having sex with the dead woman. He was sentenced to a year in prison for sexual assault of a corpse, according to the Hartford Courant.
In court, the prosecutor referred to the necrophiliac act as having sex “with a woman who had expired,” a statement which caused several heads to turn, according to The Goldwater.
Graser's arrest warrant stated that in January, he found his girlfriend unresponsive on their bed with "heroin and drug paraphernalia" on her lap. She was also making gurgling sounds, according to Graser.
“Aaron stated he listened to see if the victim was breathing and he heard gurgling. Aaron stated he knew the victim hated having sex with him so he figured that the victim might wake up if he had sex with her," stated the arrest warrant.
In other words, Graser claimed he was trying to awaken her from her apparent overdose through sex. He also admitted to tying his dead girlfriend up to a bedpost before having sex with her because it was reportedly a fetish of his.
When first responders arrived at the home, they discovered heroin and needles next to the woman’s body. They tried and failed to revive her, and a medical examiner later stated that she was long dead before Graser even dialed 911. Her cause of death was later determined to be a drug overdose after the woman took an excess amount of fentanyl, heroin and another synthetic drug.
As for the gurgling sounds Graser heard from his girlfriend, the medical examiner said it was most likely gases escaping from the victim’s body as the decomposition process kicked off.
The judge said he will not become a registered sex offender because “registration is not required for public safety based upon the facts in this case,” according to the Hartford Courant.
[Photo: Connecticut Department of Correction]