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Third Man Convicted in Grave-Robbing Sexual Assault Case

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    April 26, 2014 | 6:30 am
    LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) - A Dane County man is the third person convicted in an alleged scheme to dig up a dead woman so his brother could have sex with the body.

    A Grant County court official says a jury deliberated about an hour Thursday before finding Alexander C. Grunke, 24, of Mount Horeb guilty of third-degree sexual assault.

    He was previously convicted on related charges of theft and criminal damage to a cemetery.

    Authorities say he, his brother and another 23-year-old went to a Cassville cemetery in 2006 to remove the body of a 20-year-old woman killed a week earlier in a motorcycle crash. The 23-year-old told investigators Grunke's brother wanted to have sex with the body.

    Grunke's attorney declined to comment until she could follow up with her client.