Teenager arrested for necrophilia

A male teenager was arrested Wednesday for sexually violating the corpse of a woman who had fallen from an apartment following an apparent suicide.

The 16-year-old high-school student told police that he wanted to see "what would happen."

The incident happened in an apartment complex in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province on Monday.

According to police, he found the 68-year-old woman dead in a garden at 3:40am He sexually violated the body and then reported finding her to the police, they said.

Police began interrogating him because some suspicious traces were found on her corpse and his statements were contradictory.

He eventually confessed to the crime. Police are looking into whether he is mentally ill.

CCTV footage showed her carrying a plastic chair in the elevator, indicating that she may have killed herself, police added.