Michigan man in prison for sexual abuse of dead body in Ohio funeral home

Lawrence Clement found guilty of sexual inappropriateness with corpse while employed at Birkenkamp Funeral Home in Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio judge has sentenced a Michigan man to one year in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a dead woman's body when he worked at a funeral home.

The Toledo Blade reports Lucas County Judge Stacy Cook sentenced 57-year-old Lawrence Clement of Temperance, Mich., to one year in prison after he was convicted of sexually abusing a corpse.

He pleaded no contest last month.

Clement was indicted in March and fired from H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home in Toledo after he was found in a compromising position with the corpse of a 51-year-old woman.

The newspaper reports Cook said at the Tuesday sentencing that Clement abused his position of trust.

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