Police detained the man in early August after they found an open coffin that was set to be placed in the church’s crypt. Near the unlocked coffin, police found a beer can. The body was positioned in a strange way leading police to suspect something was wrong.
The man admitted to having sex with the body and to burning down a 330-year-old wooden church in Surahammar in 1998. According to Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, the 43-year-old admitted in closed door testimony to having had sex with other corpses.
The man was taken to a hospital for suspected stroke.
Police and prosecutors are not commenting on the ongoing case. The man could be charged with the crimes as early as September 4.