UK man David Fuller admits abusing 101 dead women
David Fuller, 68, a hospital electrician serving a life sentence for murdering two women and sexually abusing corpses in morgues, has admitted defiling a further 23 dead women.
Fuller previously acknowledged killing Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in southeast England’s Kent in 1987.
He also pleaded guilty to 51 other offences involving 78 victims in mortuaries between 2008 and 2020.
At a hearing at Croydon Crown Court, Fuller admitted sexually abusing another 23 dead women in hospital mortuaries, including 12 counts of sexual penetration of a corpse, bringing the total number of victims to 101.
According to Prosecutor Michael Bisgrove, statements from the victims’ families are being prepared for Fuller’s sentencing next month.
“There are many family members of the victims who would like to attend court in one way or another, some of whom would wish to read their victim personal statements to the court,” he added.
When police examined David Fuller’s home, they discovered that he had recorded the attacks at the two morgues, where he had been employed since 1989 as an electrical maintenance worker.
The offences include the sexual penetration of a corpse, possessing an extreme pornographic image involving sexual interference with a corpse and taking indecent images of children.
The evidence was from 2008, when digital cameras were starting to become more popular, but investigators think that the full scope of Fuller’s misconduct may never be discovered.
Sajid Javid, the health secretary at the time, referred to Fuller’s offences as “profoundly disturbing” and said that steps would be taken to “guarantee nothing similar ever happens again.”
The government declared an impartial investigation into how Fuller’s actions went unpunished for so long.