A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged after he was caught having sex with a corpse after breaking into a funeral home in Great Barr, Birmingham. According to local reports, the incident took place last month at funeral director company Central England Co-operative.

The man, who was identified as Khurum Shazada, is accused of sexual penetration of the corpse and trespass following the break-in.

A spokesperson for West Midlands police said at the time: “An unemployed Birmingham man has been charged with sexual penetration of a corpse and trespass following a break-in at a Co-op funeral parlour in Great Barr on Sunday 11 November. Khurum Shazada, 23, appeared at Birmingham magistrates’ court on Wednesday 21 November and was remanded into custody.”

On Tuesday, Shazada is due to give a plea in court.

The Daily Mail reported that the family of the deceased reported the incident following which police investigated the case. It is believed that police hve DNA evidence linking Shazada with the Co-op funeral parlor.

Developing exciting fantasy of sex with a corpse is called necrophilia and there have been several similar incidents in the past.

In August, a security guard at a Tennessee hospital was arrested and charged for having sex in a storage room with a dead woman’s body. The 23-year-old man, identified as Cameron Wright, admitted to the crime. His bond was set at $3,000.

"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," St. Francis Hospital-Memphis, where the incident took place, said in a statement at the time. "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."