A hospital security guard was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse after he was caught having sex with a deceased woman in a Memphis hospital morgue.
Cameron Wright, 23, of Memphis, was immediately fired after a representative from a transplant organization walked in on him molesting the corpse in a body storage room in the morgue at St. Francis Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
The deceased, a 37-year-old kindergarten teacher, died of a heart attack earlier that day.
Her body was placed in the morgue storage room because she agreed to be an organ donor prior to her death.
A security guard escorted the transplant representative to the body storage room to harvest the woman's organs when they walked in and caught Wright in the act.
Hospital officials called the police, and Wright gave a typed statement to investigators confessing to “having vaginal intercourse with the deceased female in the body storage room.”
Wright was a contract employee with U.S. Security Associates based in Roswell, Georgia. The company told hospital officials that he passed a background check.
Wright appeared at a bond hearing on Friday, where Judge Louis Montesi ordered him held in the Shelby County jail on $3,000 bail.
The hospital released a statement that read: “Treating those we serve with dignity and respect is our top priority. The behavior of this individual does not represent what our hospital stands for, and these actions are completely unacceptable.”