Trial of Woman Charged With Engaging in Sexual Activities With a Skeleton Begins

Category: World / Nov 27, 2012 11:45AM EDT
The trial of a Swedish woman charged with engaging in sexual activities with a human skeleton went underway in Gothenburg on Tuesday (November 27). If found guilty, she could face jail time for disturbing the peace of the dead, a Swedish prosecutor said. Police found a full human skeleton, skulls and a box containing other human bones by chance after responding to a call saying a shot had been fired from her flat in the city of Gothenburg. They also discovered CD-ROMs titled "my necrophilia" and "my first experience", and photographs of the woman engaging in various sexual activities with a skeleton, a court document on the prosecutor's website showed. It said the woman had handled the bones in a "shameful" and "unethical" manner. The 37-year-old unemployed woman has also been accused of selling human bones to an artist in Uppsala in eastern Sweden this past summer. The woman has said she bought the bones, which were around 50 years old or more and from different parts of the world, over the Internet for historical purposes and says that it is not her in the photographs. She faces a maximum two years in prison if found guilty.