(NEWSER) – A former morgue attendant in Ohio admits having sex with up to 100 bodies during his years working the night shift and says drugs and alcohol are to blame.

The scale of Kenneth Douglas' depravity came to light during a court hearing in which a federal panel ruled that families of victims could sue Hamilton County for failing to protect bodies in the morgue, the New York Daily News reports.

Douglas, who worked the morgue's night shift from 1976 until 1992, was sentenced to prison in 2008 for abusing a corpse and pleaded guilty in 2012 to abusing the bodies of two other women.

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