Ohio Univ. Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Selling Human Bones, Remains

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSAZ) – A man from Athens, Ohio has admitted to stealing and selling human bones and plastinated human remains from Ohio University.

Federal prosecutors say Weston Henri Moquin, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property and one count of theft during a hearing in U.S District Court in Charleston.

According to court documents, Moquin worked at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and stole materials used as teaching aids between July 2011 and June 2012.

The materials included loose human bones, skulls, skeletons, plastinated human remains, autopsy saws, and other materials that had been purchased by the university.

Prosecutors say Moquin sold the items primarily through his eBay account.

Most of the stolen goods were shipped to customers in California, Utah, and Oregon. Moquin received $84,683.85 for the items.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The plea agreement also calls for Moquin to pay restitution to the university.

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