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Somethig you can't do in CALIFORNIA

		SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - 9/2004 
	
		Having sex with corpses is now officially illegal in California after Gov. Arnold 
        Schwarzenegger signed a bill barring necrophilia, a spokeswoman said on 
        Friday. The new legislation marks the culmination of a two-year drive 
        to outlaw necrophilia in the state and will help prosecutors who have 
        been stymied by the lack of an official ban on the practice, according 
        to experts. 
		"Nobody knows the full extent of the problem. ... But a handful 
        of instances over the past decade is frequent enough to have a bill concerning 
        it," said Tyler Ochoa, a professor at Santa Clara University School of 
        Law who has studied California cases involving allegations of necrophilia.
		 
        "Prosecutors didn't have anything to charge these people with other than 
        breaking and entering. But if they worked in a mortuary in the first place, 
        prosecutors couldn't even charge them with that," Ochoa said. The state's 
        first attempt to outlaw necrophilia, in response to a case of a man charged 
        with having sex with the corpse of a 4-year-old girl in Southern California, 
        stalled last year in a legislative committee. Lawmakers revived the bill 
        this year after an unsuccessful prosecution of a man found in a San Francisco 
        funeral home drunk and passed out on top of an elderly woman's corpse. 
		
        The new law makes sex with a corpse a felony punishable by up to eight 
        years in prison. 
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