- A nurse was arrested for committing a sex act with a corpse at a hospital, police said Tuesday.
Alejandro Lazo, 61, was arrested at Sherman Oaks Hospital on Sunday for investigation of a state Health and Safety Code violation, a felony.
Lazo, who lives in suburban Reseda, was released after posting $20,000 bail, and he must appear in court on Feb. 11.
Someone at the San Fernando Valley hospital reported seeing Lazo engaged in a sex act with the body, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
Investigators haven't disclosed whether the body was that of a man or a woman, Borihanh said.
Anyone who commits an act of sexual penetration on, or has sexual contact with, human remains without lawful authority is guilty of a felony, according to the California Health and Safety Code.
"Sexual contact means any willful touching by a person of an intimate part of a dead human body for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse," the code states.