TOLEDO (WWJ/AP) – An Ohio judge has sentenced a Michigan man to one year in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a dead woman’s body when he worked at a funeral home.

Lucas County Judge Stacy Cook sentenced 57-year-old Lawrence Clement of Temperance, Mich., to one year in prison after he was convicted of sexually abusing a corpse. He pleaded no contest last month.

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Clement was indicted in March and fired from H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home in Toledo after he was found in a compromising position with the corpse of a 51-year-old Brenda Shular-Cameron, who died of multiple organ failure.

Cook said at the Tuesday sentencing that Clement abused his position of trust, The Toledo Blade reported.

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“This was sickening and appalling and will make everyone in this community think twice about putting their family members in the care of a funeral home,” the judge said. ” … You are a grown man who made a disgusting choice.”

A message left for Clement’s attorney was not immediately returned.

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