Hundreds of people called police to report the body abuse, according to David Fuller

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Hundreds of people called police to report the body abuse, according to David Fuller

Ahead of his murder trial, he had pleaded guilty to 51 mortuary offences, including 44 charges relating to 78 identified victims in the two hospitals where he worked as an electrician. Four days into the murder trial, he changed his plea to guilty. Fuller, 67, of Heathfield, East Sussex, kept millions of images and videos of his crimes in the mortuary on discs and hard drives. The images were dated between 2008 and November 2020, and he labelled some of the folders with names of his victims.

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  • After a man admitted to sexually abusing at least 100 female corpses, including children, hundreds of people have called the police. In two Kent hospital morgues, David Fuller recorded himself assaulting the bodies. There have been 403 calls to a phone line established up for anybody with information regarding the inquiry, according to Kent Police. Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce were both sexually raped and murdered by Fuller in Tunbridge Wells in 1987. Wendy Knell was murdered in her house, while Caroline Pierce was kidnapped and later discovered in a ditch.

  • Fuller hid hard drive evidence of his offending in a box, stuck to a chest of draws, hidden in a wardrobe. Fuller hid hard drive evidence of his offending in a box, stuck to a chest of drawers, hidden in a wardrobe Fuller worked in electrical maintenance at hospitals since 1989 and was at the Kent and Sussex Hospital until it closed in September 2011. He was transferred to the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, where the offences continued until his arrest. Investigators said Fuller would work late shifts and go into the morgue when other staff had left. Follow BBC South East on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram. Send your story ideas to southeasttoday@bbc.co.uk