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Court rules dead are protected under sexual assault laws

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A public defender says a State Supreme Court ruling that makes necrophilia illegal is, "dead wrong."

Jefren Olson says the sexual assault laws were never intended to punish sex with dead persons.

But Justice Pat Roggensack said the law bans intercourse with anyone who does not give consent, whether dead or alive.

The ruling reinstated attempted sexual assault charges in Grant County against Dustin Radke and twin brothers Alexander and Nicholas Grunke.

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