A morgue worker in Quebec City, Quebec has been fired for taking, and amassing, a large collection of photos of dead women and children.
Chief coroner Louise Nolet said the man was fired last year after an investigation was triggered by one of his coworkers.
She added that the investigation found no evidence of an interest in child pornography.
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The allegations came to light in October 2011, and some news reports have indicated the man kept a large library of the photos at work that he would sneak glances at when his colleagues left the room.
According to Nolet, the man was fired in March 2012, and the photos in question destroyed.
She added that the coroner’s office had tightened its background checks and screening processes for new hires.