Hospital worker admits having sex with corpse

May 13, 2008 6:36:47 AM PDT
A lab technician admits sexually abusing the corpse of a 92-year-old woman at a Teaneck hospital morgue.

Anthony Merino faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to desecration of human remains.

But under a plea deal, the 25-year-old could be placed on probation after nearly a year behind bars.

Authorities said a security guard last year saw Merino engaging in sexual activity with the body in the Holy Name Hospital morgue.

Merino has agreed to undergo a psychological evaluation and will be prohibited from working at a hospital morgue.