Columbus man arrested and charged with necrophilia

Columbus, GA – A shocking and extremely rare crime.

A Columbus man is in jail charged with necrophilia.

Police say 26-year old Domonique Smith was arrested and charged with having sex with a deceased body at a local funeral home.

Police made the discovery while investigating the theft of a bicycle at  Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service on Hamilton Road.

Smith appeared in Recorders Court for the theft charge and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Then video surveillance footage from the funeral home matched Smith’s description.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim but say the family has been notified about the investigation.

Smith could get up to ten years in jail for the necrophilia charge.

He has a Recorders Court hearing scheduled for Monday.