A pervert is facing jail after he broke into a Co-op funeral home and had sex with a dead body.
Kasim Shazada Khurum, 23, forced his way into the undertakers in Birmingham, lifted up the lids of “multiple” coffins before violating the corpse on November 11.
The tattooed creep today pleaded guilty to charges of penetration of a corpse and burglary at the city’s crown court.
He had denied a third charge of trespass, which was dropped by the prosecution. The Sun exclusively revealed this week that the 23-year-old, who was sectioned following his arrest, had been charged.
Khuram, who appeared in custody in Birmingham Crown Court flanked by a security officer, touched his chest and gave the thumbs-up to supporters in the public gallery during a 10-minute hearing.
Judge Francis Laird QC adjourned Khuram’s sentencing for a psychiatric report until January 31, but warned the defendant he was facing a “substantial” jail term.
The judge added: “I will allow your solicitors the appropriate time to present to the court any medical report which your solicitors think will assist the court in determining the appropriate sentence for you. “But you must be under no illusions that you will receive a sentence of imprisonment for your offending in this case – and a substantial sentence of
“You are remanded in custody.”
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.
Relatives of the deceased were in court during the hearing.
The court heard how jobless Khurum, who lives in a hostel in Aston, was briefly sectioned under mental health laws on arrest, after officers alerted by the parlour’s alarm turned up to find him still at the scene.
Joseph Keating, defending, asked the judge for a psychiatric report to be prepared.
It is understood the relatives of the deceased have been informed of the desecration.
In a statement released afterwards, a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said Khuram “forced open the door” of the home at about 3am.
“While inside the funeral home the defendant lifted the lids of multiple coffins and sexually penetrated one of the corpses.”
Baljinder Kaur, from the CPS, said: “This is an unusual case and it is difficult to imagine a more distressing violation of a loved one.
“On the strength of the case built by the police and CPS the defendant ultimately pleaded guilty and will now have to face the consequences.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased.”