RALEIGH–A former funeral home employee charged with having sex with a body he was transporting pleaded guilty Wednesday after a psychiatrist testified that the man had sexual problems and that the incident probably was an isolated one.

Superior Court Judge Davis Cashwell sentenced John Bill Whitehead, 60, of Falls, NC, to two years in prison, then suspended the sentence and placed him on five years’ probation. Cashwell also ordered Whitehead to serve 30 days in the Person County Jail, to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and to complete 100 hours of community service.

‘There is not a single thing I can possibly do to make it hurt any less,’ the judge said before handing down the sentence.

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