CINCINNATI (AP) - The lawyer for a Cincinnati man accused of having sex with a corpse at a morgue says the time limit for filing the charge has expired.
Attorney Norman Aubin told a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge Tuesday that he will move to dismiss the gross abuse of a corpse charge against Kenneth Douglas.
Aubin says Douglas' arrest 26 years after police say the former county morgue attendant had sex with the corpse of 19-year-old murder victim Karen Range is past the six-year limit for filing the charge.
Prosecutors argue the time limitation doesn't start until a crime has been discovered.
Officials say they didn't trace the body fluids in Range's body to Douglas until this year. The case has been rescheduled until Aug. 27.