Fair warning: Potentially unsettling images after the jump. Then again, you're reading a post about necrophilia; what did you expect? No judgement. Just saying.
When authorities discovered knives and various human skeleton parts in a 37-year-old woman's living room back in September, she was arrested under suspicion of murder. That accusation has since been dropped, but a new one has cropped up in its place: Today she was formally charged with "brott mot griftesfriden" (disturbing the peace of the dead) for using the bones as sex toys.
Reports Sweden's The Local:
Prosecutor Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas could not explain how the woman managed to collect almost an entire skeleton, but that the human remains had been used in an "unethical" way.
The woman is believed to have used the human bones for sexual gratification. The evidence that the prosecution presented to the press on Tuesday included a CD labelled "My necrophilia" and "My first experience" which contained a number of document files.
However, a psychological evaluation of the woman shows that she is not mentally ill, at least not in any juridical sense of the term.
The woman — who also peddled skulls over the internet, and is expected to plead not guilty — claims her hobby stems from an "interest in history," and that she "collected the remains like other people might collect stamps."*
* NB: While there's definitely some sort of rule against licking the pieces in your stamp collection, photos seized by police reveal that no such rule exists for human bones:
Read more, and see many more photos, over at The Local.
Photos via Polisen