Dead but twitching

Aaron Vega is determined to enter the history books – by preventing entry to the dead.

He’s a Massachusetts senator and has introduced a Bill to prohibit necrophilia in the state.

There is no federal law in the US against necrophilia, although numerous states have their own laws, many classing it as a ‘misdemeanor’, usually incurring a year or less in prison.

Statistics are difficult to obtain regarding the numbers of incidents; the victims are usually tight-lipped.

Under Vega’s bill “sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse” with a dead body would be punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


Picture source: Pietro Pajetta 1896 via Wikimedia