Man admits to having sex with corpse at Memphis hospital, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police arrested a man who is accused of having sex with a body at a local hospital, court records said.

Police were called to St. Francis Hospital. When officers arrived, security told them they witnessed Cameron Wright, who is also a security guard, having sex with the corpse of a woman.

The witnesses said the incident happened in the body storage room, court records said.

Parham’s father told FOX13 he is still trying to accept what happened to his daughter’s body.

“What we need is some answers. We need some concrete answers, and somebody held accountable,” said James Parham, the victim’s father. “That is what we need right now. It’s hard enough.”

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The hospital held Parham’s body in a body storage area, where they were preparing to remove organs.

At least two witnesses, including other security guards, witnessed Wright sexually assaulting the woman’s corpse Wednesday night.

He was taken to the Felony Response Office and Wright admitted to the incident in a typed statement, police said.

Wright is charged with one count of Abuse of Corpse.

The victim’s brother told FOX13 she taught kindergarten at Hickory Ridge Elementary School.

Attorney Murray Wells said Parham’s family has every right to hold the hospital and security company responsible for the incident.

"The liability of the Security Company and hospital saying we did a background check doesn't dissolve them from allowing this situation,” Wells said.

The hospital said their security services are contracted through U.S. Security Associates Incorporated.

The hospital issued a statement regarding the incident:

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.  We are saddened by this incident, and we are empathetic and sympathetic to the family of the patient.  We contract with U.S. Security Associates for our hospital's security services, and all officers are required to undergo thorough background checks.  The security guard involved in this situation has been terminated.