Maine Revised Statutes

§508. Abuse of corpse

1.    A person is guilty of abuse of corpse if he intentionally and unlawfully disinters, digs up, removes, conceals, mutilates or destroys a human corpse, or any part or the ashes thereof.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor was a physician, scientist or student who had in his possession, or used human bodies or parts thereof lawfully obtained, for anatomical, physiological or other scientific investigation or instruction.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
3.    Abuse of corpse is a Class D crime.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).