Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    Sexual Asphyxiation: An Unusual Case Involving Four Male Adolescents

    (Received 19 October 1992; accepted 12 August 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A case of sexual asphyxiation is described involving children, adolescent males, homosexuality and two bizarre strangulations.

    Two adolescent males (ages 13 & 10) initially engaged in homosexual activity in conjunction with sexual asphyxiation. This unusual activity was by chance observed by one of the boy's younger brother and his friend. The younger children (aged 7 & 8) expressed a desire to join in the activity, which they did by letting ligatures be tied around their necks and engaging in anal intercourse to the point of fatal asphyxiation.

    This case is of interest in the reported way the younger boys discovered the practice (a sexually explicit magazine) and is unusual because of the young ages of the boys involved.


    Author Information:

    Case, MES
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Chief Medical Examiner, and Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Louis, MO

    Burch, PM
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Chief Medical Examiner, and Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Louis, MO

    Turgeon, R
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Chief Medical Examiner, and Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Louis, MO


    Stock #: JFS13812J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13812J

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    Title Sexual Asphyxiation: An Unusual Case Involving Four Male Adolescents
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30