December 7, 2014 7:30 am -

A Pennsylvania man is accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, then videotaping himself having sex with her corpse, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday.

Morganelli said the video confirmed what Gregory R. Graf, 53, told investigators on the day he was charged with homicide last month that he wanted to have sex with Padgett, and that he did so after she was dead, reports.

The recording was discovered on his computer.

[su_center_ad]Graf killed Padgett by shooting her in the back on the head in order to have sex with her body, Morganelli said.

An abuse-of-corpse charge will be filed against Graf..

Since it’s a misdemeanor, it means Morganelli won’t be able to seek the death penalty because the alleged sexual abuse occurred after she was killed.

There’s something missing here – like the part about murder.

According to the video, Graf committed a variety of sexual acts against his 33-year-old stepdaughter, of Whitehall Township, who once described him as like a second father on social media.

Graf allegedly shot Padgett in the back of the head on Nov. 21 and hid her body on his property while family and friends searched for her.

Police also discovered a marijuana-growing operation on Graf’s property that police discovered as they searched for Padgett, according to

According to The Morning Call, Graf told President Judge Stephen Baratta that he wanted a taxpayer-funded lawyer in order to avoid spending money that his family could otherwise use.

Graf said his assets are held jointly with his wife, Danelle, the mother of Padgett, and he did not want to deplete them.

“Like I said, I just don’t want to take away the funds from the family,” Graf, the owner of a fencing company, said.

Morganelli blasted Graf’s request saying his own financial disclosures to the public defender’s office showed that he can afford to pay for an attorney.

“Mr. Graf has just basically told you that he’d rather waste the taxpayer money on his defense than his own [money],” Morganelli told Baratta.

Jessica’s disappearance prompted an exhaustive search, and a Facebook page dedicated to finding her with 8,248 members. She was a recently married mother of three children.

H/T: The incomparable @CarlaAkins with thanks.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

38 responses to Pennsylvania Man Videotaped Himself Having Sex With Stepdaughter’s Corpse

  1. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker December 7th, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Hope this sick bastard gets locked up for the rest of his miserable life.

  2. Hass December 7th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I hope this Necrophiliac never sees daylight for the rest of his worthless life.

  3. raincheck December 7th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    No words to describe it…. He needs to be GONE!

  4. Carla Akins December 7th, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Short of a tumor or traumatic brain injury, I’m thinking you don’t just wake up at the age of 53 and decide you want to sexually assault a corpse. At least I hope not, I’ve been 53 for a couple of weeks.
    My own concerns aside, I find it difficult to think this is the first time something like this has happened involving Graf.

    • rg9rts December 7th, 2014 at 8:23 am

      We are talking Pennsyltucky here….

      • flame821 December 7th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        I live in Pennsyltucky and even for our area this is off the effing scale. I have to agree with the others, I cannot image that this is his first murder and I get the sinking feeling that the more they investigate the more horrors they’ll uncover. I mean, he was part of the search party looking for her; acted bereaved, faced her husband, children and they neighbors and lied (convincingly) to them. This is not his first pony ride.

        • rg9rts December 8th, 2014 at 12:56 am

          They probably have the cadaver dogs out as we speak.. In the trade he is what is known as a real sick puppy

    • crc3 December 8th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Happy belated birthday!! 🙂

  5. rg9rts December 7th, 2014 at 8:22 am

    The NRA will create a special category for this entrant for shooter of the month

    • flame821 December 7th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      They’ll do the same thing they do with every white shooter. Mental illness; and then blame the system for not noticing sooner. In this particular case I don’t honestly think a lack of a gun would have stopped him, someone who is willing to do what he did…..there is no way that was an accident or heat of the moment action.

      • rg9rts December 8th, 2014 at 12:59 am

        We have a NRA shooter of the month award which I mention when ever I see a shooter story…what started out as a snark has turned into a very sad commentary on us… follow the gun stories and you’ll see me

        • Me December 9th, 2014 at 3:20 am

          Do you do it when ghetto chimps are the shooters? I doubt it.

    • Me December 9th, 2014 at 3:20 am

      They can do the same for many ghetto chimp gang bangers who murder their fellow chimps. Personally, I admire blacks ability to murder one another thus relieving taxpayers of the burden they present. Keep up the good work “boys”. LOL

      • rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 3:26 am

        You are sick

  6. MIAtheistGal December 7th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Too sick for words. He had to have had some sort of incident before this. Were the signs of abuse ignored? Like Carla said below, you don’t wake up one day and decide you want to have sex with your stepdaughter. Or decide to execute her to do so.

  7. searambler December 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    A normal person simply cannot fathom how someone could do something like this, especially to a person they are close to. I have no frame of reference to start from, nothing inside me that even whispers ‘Well, I could see that if…..’

    It’s the cold-blooded, amoral, sociopathic act of a monster. He should be treated accordingly. And I echo the others who say either this isn’t his first psychotic episode, or he has something seriously fundamentally medically screwed up under his hair. Or both.

  8. ShelleysLeg December 7th, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I do believe this was something Ted Bundy did to some of his victims as well. Necrophilia! So he can’t be charged with rape……what about the murder that preceded it?

  9. wpadon December 7th, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Northampton County, part of the “Alabama” section of Pa that is between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Just south of the State Police shooting recently in Pike County

  10. Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" December 7th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    is it to early to start the discussion of Death by Firing Squad???

  11. fifthdentist December 7th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    If this guy talks, they may be able to solve some cold cases in that area. Maybe some digging around on his property will turn up some bodies.

  12. fahvel December 7th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I especially like the “abuse of corpse” charge. Murder is just so everyday normal!

    • flame821 December 7th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      I think there are a few missing lines in this article. Such as ‘since the sex acts occurred after the victim’s death, rape cannot be used as ‘special circumstances’ to seek the death penalty’. The murder charge still stands and Morganelli has made it quite clear that he will prosecute this case personally and he does tend to seek the maximum so I would expect him to ask for 60 to life for this fellow, and trust me, the jury pool around here would just as soon take this POS into the woods and save us tax payers the legal fees in exchange for the cost of a bullet.

  13. granpa.usthai December 7th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Does anybody else see the dots that start spelling out typical republican teabagger?
    Old white male
    ME WANT (too hell with what it cost anyone else including the grandkids)
    let the taxpayers pay to clean up my mess
    use of firearm
    FU America, YOU pay for it

    just asking.

    • Steve Gipson December 8th, 2014 at 7:12 am

      So you’re saying Republicans are more likely to commit crime than liberals? I think you have a case of conformation bias.

      • lynchie December 9th, 2014 at 9:18 am

        Well it is a scientific fact that Republicans are more likely to commit a sex act with a corpse, animal or with themselves than any other group. Their brains are so small they need help determining their hat size.

    • Me December 9th, 2014 at 3:18 am

      I can provide you with link after link of stories about black males raping kids if you like. Tell you, if you have kids, move to the ghetto and see how they fare.

  14. edmeyer_able December 7th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    If this makes me a hypocrite because of beliefs I’ve professed in the past so be it, but the sooner this pos is dead the better.

    • R.J. Carter December 8th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      “Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.” — Walt Whitman

  15. StoneyCurtisll December 7th, 2014 at 3:40 pm


  16. Rogi Riverstone December 7th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    to “have sex with” implies consent. He raped a corpse.

  17. fancypants December 8th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    one story that didn’t need to be posted

    • burqa December 8th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      I agree.

  18. ** Defiant Soul ** December 8th, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I would like to express what I think should happen to this guy, but, I’m sure they would censor or delete what I post. If they give me immunity from prosecution, I volunteer to carry out my thoughts.

  19. Steve Gipson December 8th, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Just tell the other inmates what he did. They’ll take care of it.

  20. crc3 December 8th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Try…convict…castration then in the slammer with the general population. Let the chips fall where they may…

  21. Me December 9th, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Once he gets in prison he will have a short shelf life. But hopefully he will pull a few trains before they finish him off.

  22. Candide Thirtythree December 19th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    He doesn’t want his own money used in his defense because he knows that he will be needing it for his canteen account while in prison, what makes him think his wife is going to deliver it is beyond me.