Cincinnati (AP) -- The families of three female murder victims whose corpses were sexually abused in a morgue have filed a federal lawsuit in Cincinnati.
The lawsuit says Kenneth Douglas, a former morgue attendant serving six years in prison for violating the corpses in 1982 and 1991, regularly drank and used drugs while on duty.
The families seek unspecified damages from Hamilton County, a former county coroner and a former supervisor in his office.
The lawsuit accuses them of negligence and of violating the civil rights of the family members.
Survivors of the three women say they have suffered emotional distress.
County administrator Patrick Thompson said Tuesday that commissioners will decide how to respond to the lawsuit after conferring with attorneys.
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