OU employee gets prison time for stealing human bones

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio man convicted of stealing human skulls and skeletons from a medical college and selling them has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

A federal judge in Columbus also ordered former lab assistant Weston Moquin to pay back the $85,000 in profits that prosecutors say he made from selling the items.

The 29-year-old Moquin pleaded guilty to stealing human remains, autopsy saws and other items from Ohio University in Athens, reaping profits from online sales.

Defense attorney Keith Yeazel had asked the judge to give Moquin probation, arguing that he is a first-time, non-violent offender who stole to support a painkiller addiction.

Federal prosecutors asked for Moquin to serve 27 months in prison, arguing that he abused a position of trust and damaged Ohio University's reputation.


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