Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Nurse Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Sex Acts With Woman's Corpse

A fellow nurse caught him with his pants down in a hospital room, prosecutors say

A male nurse caught having sexual contact with the corpse of an elderly woman was sentenced to two years in a state prison Thursday, officials said.

Alejandro Razo, 62, of Reseda, was tasked with preparing an 82-year-old woman's body for the mortuary on Jan. 20, 2013, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Another nurse caught Razo, a 20-year nursing veteran, with his pants down making "sexual contact" with the corpse, the DA's office said. DNA evidence was also used to convict Razo.

He was arrested on a state health code violation and later released on $20,000 bail.

The family of the deceased woman is aware of what happened at the hospital, District Attorney spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.

Razo will serve 180 days of his sentence under supervised release and is required to attend sexual offender meetings and counseling during that time.


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