A commission of inquiry released this Tuesday the details of a case that caused a stir on British soil given that splashed on the management of Boris Johnson’s government in the middle of the pandemicbeing that the reported events occurred in public hospitals in Great Britainwhere an employee worked who raped dozens of corpses of women of different ages in morgues between 2005 and 2020.
David Fuller, a 69-year-old British man, was sentenced in December 2021 to life sentence for raping women who died in those fifteen years and for him murder of two young girls in 1987.
The accused was convicted again in December 2022 for other corpse violations.
David Fuller raped at least 101 dead women
Fuller raped at least 101 dead women. The The youngest of his victims was only nine years old and the oldest was 100.according to a news agency report AFP.
In the two hospitals in the south of England where worked as an electricianDavid Fuller He worked mostly night shifts, so he was often alone.
In this way, he was able to easily access morgues and cold storage rooms where the bodies of the deceased lay.
The government launched an independent investigation in 2021 to understand How could he commit such acts in public hospitals? for such a long period, without anyone noticing. The first part of the investigation focused on Tunbridge Wells Hospital (Kent County), the institution that employed the accused.
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“Serious failures” attributed to public institutions
This investigation, whose first conclusions were made public on Tuesday, accuses these hospitals of “serious management and governance failures”.
All of these “deficiencies” contributed to “creating an environment in which (David Fuller) could commit crimes for 15 years without anyone suspecting a thing nor was he caught committing his acts”, according to the conclusions of the investigation, which over the course of 2 years compiled statements of more than 200 witnesses and examined more than 3,700 documents.
People who had access to morgues “they were not sufficiently controlled”. In this way, Fuller He was able to enter one of them 444 times in one yearsomething that went “unnoticed”, according to the same source.
The investigation recommended installation of surveillance cameras in morgues and mortuary refrigerators.
David Fuller was arrested in December 2020, after being identified by the police, by his DNA, as main suspect in the murder of two young women in 1987 in Tunbridge Wells (southeast England).
The convicted man had sexually assaulted and strangled the two girls.
As part of the investigation of this double murder, the police raided his home and found a large amount of pornographic images and videos of their attacks committed in morgues.