A burglar has admitted breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a corpse.
Kasim Khuram, from Aston, in Birmingham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to an offence of sexual penetration of a body at the Co-Op Funeral Home in Walsall Road, in the city’s Great Barr area, on November 11.
A judge adjourned Khuram’s sentencing for a psychiatric report until January 31, 2019, but warned the defendant he was facing a ‘substantial’ jail term.
Kasim Khuram, who appeared in custody in Birmingham Crown Court dock flanked by a security officer, touched his chest and gave the thumbs-up to supporters in the public gallery, during a 10-minute hearing on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old also admitted burglary of the funeral home, breaking into the building with the intention of stealing. Wearing a black hooded top and trousers and sporting a Palestinian flag tattoo on the left side of his neck, he stood with hands clutched in front of him as the charges were read.
The offence he admitted stated:
‘You intended an act of penetration by a part of a body, by a part of your body. ‘The penetration being sexual and knowing or being reckless as to knowing that is what was being penetrated.’
The court heard he was briefly sectioned on arrest.
Judge Francis Laird QC said:
‘I will adjourn your sentence to the date that has been raised in court. ‘I will allow your solicitors the appropriate time to present to the court a medical report which your solicitor thinks will assist in delivering the appropriate sentence for you.
‘But you must be under no illusion that you will receive a sentence of imprisonment for your offending in this case – a substantial sentence of imprisonment.’