06/30/2011 06:51 pm ET Updated Aug 30, 2011

Melvin L. Jackson Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman On Sidewalk

There's just no excuse for sexual assault, least of all necrophilia.

Tell that to Kansas City resident Melvin L. Jackson, who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in broad daylight -- then telling police, "I thought that lady was dead."

The Kansas City Star reports that the victim told police she felt dizzy and lost consciousness. When she awoke a witness was yelling for help, and for Jackson to get off of her.

The victim said she had no memory of the assault but noted that her underwear had been removed.

According to Fox 4, witnesses flagged down a patrol car and said they saw the woman curled up in the fetal position with Jackson on top of her with his pants and underwear around his ankles, having sex with her.

When police tried to interview Jackson, 49, he allegedly blurted, “Did that lady say I did something to her?”

He later stated, “I have the right to remain silent,” according to court records, The Pitch reports.