A burglar who broke into a funeral home and had sex with a corpse lying in a coffin faces a “substantial” jail term.
Kasim Khuram, of Aston, in Birmingham, pleaded guilty to an offence of sexual penetration of a body at the Co-Op Funeral Home in Great Barr on November 11.
The judge adjourned Khuram’s sentencing until January 31, 2019, to allow a psychiatric assessment to take place.
Khuram, who appeared at Birmingham Crown Court flanked by a security officer, touched his chest and gave the thumbs-up to his relatives in the public gallery during a 10-minute hearing.
Also understood to be in court were relatives of the deceased.
Wearing a black hooded top and trousers and sporting a Palestinian flag tattoo on the left side of his neck, he stood with hands clutched in front of him as the charges were read.
The 23-year-old also admitted burglary of the funeral home, breaking into the building with the intention of stealing.
The offence he admitted stated: “You intended an act of penetration by a part of a body, by a part of your body.
“The penetration being sexual and knowing or being reckless as to what was being penetrated.”
The court heard he was briefly sectioned on arrest.
Judge Francis Laird QC said: “I will adjourn your sentence to the date that has been raised in court.
“I will allow your solicitors the appropriate time to present to the court a medical report which your solicitor thinks will assist in delivering the appropriate sentence for you.
“But you must be under no illusion that you will receive a sentence of imprisonment for your offending in this case – a substantial sentence of imprisonment.”