Hamilton County Facing Federal Lawsuit over Sexual Abuse at the County Morgue

Suzanne Murray, WCPO (Cincinnati), May 31, 2012

Hamilton County is facing a federal lawsuit over the sexual acts of an employee who worked in its morgue. {snip}


Now, years later, the families of the victims want relief.

9 News was given exclusive video by a victim’s lawyer, who claims the county ignored numerous warning signs. {snip}


[James] Appling’s daughter, Charlene, was 24 and pregnant with her second child when she was killed. Charlene was one of the three confirmed corpses Kenneth Douglas abused while he worked in the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Douglas admitted to sexually assaulting Charlene Appling, Karen Range, and Angel Hicks during his time at the morgue, which spanned from 1982-1991. Dr. Frank Cleveland was the coroner during this time.

“I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down,” said Douglas.

These crimes did not come to light until years later. It was not until 2008 that DNA from the victims was linked to Douglas. He was indicted, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.


Douglas’ wife claims she called the morgue supervisor about her husband smelling like alcohol and . . . .

“I told him we’re down to one car so I’m driving him to work and picking him up. He gets undressed and he wreaks of ____” said Kenneth Douglas’ wife.

The victim’s attorney put it in terms that we can publish: “Her husband was also coming home from work as she put it, smelling like sex,” said attorney Al Gerhardstein, one of the family’s attorneys.

Douglas’ wife claims the morgue supervisor, told her to stop calling.

“He said, ‘Whatever happens on county time and on county property is county business,’ ” said Douglas’ wife.

Douglas says he committed these crimes because he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol on the job.

“If I hadn’t had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn’t happen. I would do crack and go in and drink and go in,” said Douglas.

And even he isn’t sure how many corpses he abused.

“Could have been a 100,” said Douglas.


“The county had plenty of notice that Douglas was coming to work and was present at work while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Had he been stopped these women would not have been abused,” said Gerhardstein.



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  • haroldcrews

    And many people believe or claim that only whites are sexual deviants.

    • mikejones91

      I wanna make some type of documentary to set that record straight. Blacks rape the elderly too.

      • haroldcrews

        Pretty much only blacks rape the elderly.

        • mikejones91

          Yeah, I’ve began to notice that. According to them–White Men are the ONLY ones who rape children. That’s when I tell them more 46% of ALL children in Kenya report being sexually abused by age 18. That and the fact we see ANY black men in the news for sex crimes against children (which we do) is INCREDIBLY DISPROPORTIONATE in contrast with their actual population. That’s why they star telling me how they are doing their part to “darken” my race. (as in having sex with white women). 9 times out of 10, a white woman with a black man is complete trash anyway so I could care less what they do with those dogs.

          • Sherman_McCoy

            They don’t darken our race.  They replace it.  A barrel of wine with a teaspoon of e. coli is still sewage. Case in point: Eric Holder.

        • Sherman_McCoy

          And the dead.

          Note, in the West we respect the remains of our dead.  Bantus see them as snacks.  Or sex partners.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Not only are whites targeted by black rapists throughout our lives but even after death.

  • Church_of_Jed

    It’s a Diversity Thang, and you can’t understand it.  All you can do is flee it, but since it’s afrovoodooism, it’ll catch up with you eventually.

    White Humanity must become a massive White community, fast.

    getting it on in Morgues?

    WHY does this NOT surprise me?

    If it’s an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION black with a “drug handicap”
    He be employed fo life.

  • Natassia

    I hate to quibble over semantics, but I have an issue with how they are describing these crimes as abuse of women. He desecrated corpses of women and engaged in necrophilia; describing it as “abuse of women” gives the impression of living victims. I was not aware that a dead body could actually be a “victim” of anything–the family of the deceased, yes, but not the corpse.

    • Johnny Reb

      I don’t know . . . with a lot of women it’s hard to tell if they’re alive or dead . . .

      • RockyBass

         Speak for yourself there buddy.

    • SKIP

      I could be wrong but I believe desecrating a corpse is a federal crime which carries a substantial prison sentence, even more that rape.

      • Natassia

        Nah. I think some (or maybe most) states make it a felony, but I have never heard of such a thing being a federal crime.

      • KenelmDigby

        The trouble is, that the act is so out-of-mind horrible, that no one even thought of legislating against it.

  • JackKrak

    Every time you think we’ve hit rock bottom…..

  • Johnny Reb

    When I read that a kennel employee was abusing dogs, I thought:  “Well, there it is.  The negroes have finally sunk to a new low.”

    Wrong again.  There is obviously no bottom they can’t plumb with their behavior.  If the pattern of depravity continues, I suppose next we’ll hear about negroes raping dead dogs.

    Actually, the negro made a telling statement when he blamed it on “drink.”  (Yeah, pal, everybody I know rapes corpses when they get their drink on.) 

    When you drink, you release inhibitions.  For most whites it means acting silly.  For negroes it means letting the beast out of his cage.

  • frmore

    Apparently the Attorney General is reviewing the facts of the case as Kenneth Douglas has been nominated for the Holder Award of Congoloid Initiative and Excellence.

  • frmore
    • frmore

      I think it is referred to as “TNB”.

    • RockyBass

       And someone once told me that blacks didn’t write songs with romance and love in them.

    • I don’t think there are words in the dictionary to describe the disgust and loathing I feel right now… those words are just not powerful enough…

      Edit: I really need a shower right now… just watching that made me feel.. “Eww”..

    • NM156

      Link is dead.

  • I W

    More to the point; why are the Feds making a bigger deal of this (sick as it is) than of the 33,000 LIVE white women raped in this country every year by blacks?

  • I W

    And that passes as ‘music’ today; oh right Frankfurt School -I forgot.

  • “The county had plenty of notice that Douglas was coming to work and was present at work while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Had he been stopped these women would not have been abused,” said Gerhardstein.

    Well there you have it. According to his attorney, Mr. Douglas is also a “victim” because the county allowed him to come to work drugged& liquored up, resulting in him having his way with dead women.  
    One has to wonder how much money is it going to take to make poor Mr. Douglas whole again! Blacks are always a losing proposition when it comes to the taxpayers!

  • mikejones91

    Your right, I did forget that. I saw this thing (I forget what city it was in) An aids infected black raped his 2 year old daughter and gave her the virus.

  • Natassia

    Yes, we all know that. But a corpse cannot be a “victim”.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Another typical atrocity committed by an animal omnisexual.  They prey on the living and the dead, whatever it takes to get “muhdick” on.

    Interestingly enough, this also illustrates the respect we humans have for the remains of our dead, as opposed to how the bantus see them; a snack or a sex partner.

  • ageofknowledge

    Wow. If only bath salts were behind this instead of… THE DEVIL!

    •  About that.

      Does anyone other than myself think that Official America is way too hasty to pin what Rudy Eugene did on some drug or substance? 

      Let me ask this another way:  Does anyone else think that they’re trying to cover up clean and sober anti-white hatred with this “drugs” canard?

  • KenelmDigby

    Nothing but nothing you read about blacks can ever fail to shock, revolt or disgust.

  • KenelmDigby

    We have to be blunt, honest and truthful about things.
    Whites simply cannot live amongst blacks in the same territory.
    The only solution is complete separation and isolation – in fact just as nature intended.

  • As many posters here have said, nothing Bantus do, surprises them anymore. Goats, dogs, infants, lesbians…now corpses. There is no life form on planet Earth – or death form – that some Bantus won’t sodomize.

    This guy was doing to corpses, what baseball commissioner Bud Selig orders baseball to do to Jackie Robinson’s legacy.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Yes, I mentioned that in an earlier comment that was pulled, without explanation or even mention.  I wonder why?  Was it my observation that Blacks see the dead as snacks and sex partners?

  • Well, the white race did produce Jeffrey Dahmer.  But he was a homosexual, a not-insignificant fact.

  • refocus

    Now now now hold wait a minute…

    This honest working Black Man saw those recently dead women, pulled his pants down and you know it was as natural as urination or defecation.  It just happened.

    He needs to sue the county for driving him to alcohol and drug abuse.  It was obviously a racist environment and very difficult for him to work in. 

    Once while out walking to church to sing in the choir  the KKK drove by and shouted the N word at him.  His mother said that he never fully recovered from this hate crime.  

    There are some serious mitigating factors related to this story of life in America and all the information needs to be examined before jumping to conclusions.

  • Just TNB abd savage feral coonery from the local bootlipped pavement apes! And now the “victims” feral famblys want to play the ghetto lottery. This is how these apes behave. Why do we continue to pretend that these apes are people?

  • Natassia

    It decomposes and the worms eat it. When my spirit leaves my body, it will be an empty shell…ashes to ashes, dust to dust and all that.

    Such desecration would have no affect on my soul, however it is very detrimental to my family members as well as civilized society in general, which is why such acts should remain illegal.

  • Natassia

    Well, sure it is disturbing and demonic. But it isn’t like I personally would be affected. My family, however, would be as would society. Such barbaric and perverted behavior will always be harmful to the living. The dead are, well, dead.

  • Blacks will screw anything

  • Natassia

    You are obviously an idiot if you make assumptions like “you’d be okay with ….” based on my commentary. The point is, if I were dead, I would no longer be around to be okay or not okay with what someone did to my body. I wouldn’t be on earth to be a victim. I wouldn’t be around to witness or experience anything. The living people who I left behind, however, would be victimized by the desecration of my remains, and THAT is why it must be illegal.

  • refocus

     The proposed “Farewell
    Intercourse” law  is just more hate propaganda… to get Whitey worked up so he will go and kill and die to you know who can benefit.  Its BS.