Nurse arrested for impregnating a woman in 14 years coma.
A woman gave birth last month during a 14 years coma in a long-term medical facility and the Arizona Police Department have arrested one of the nurses in the medical facility in connection with the matter.
As previously reported by www.thesalem.org, employees at the Hacienda HealthCare facility only noticed that the Phoenix woman, who has been a patient at facility for 26 years, was pregnant when she began signs of child birth labour.
The 29-year-old victim was placed in long-term care when she was just three-years-old after a near-drowning mishap that left her with severe intellectual and mobility disabilities as well as the inability to speak.
Phoenix Police began investigations into what looks like a strange medical experience immediate after the woman gave birth to a baby boy late last month. This they have been doing through the combination of “good old fashion police work” and DNA testing, and the police were able to identify 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a nurse at the facility, as the man who impregnated the victim.
The Phoenix Police Chief was reported to have said in a statement that authorities were able to run DNA tests on the baby against DNA collected from Hacienda employees to identify the perpetrator.
Reports say Sutherland is being charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.
Additionally, two doctors who were charged with providing care for the woman are no longer working at the facility. Fox News reports one of the doctors as resigned and the other has been placed on suspension. The organizations CEO has also stepped down in the wake of the incident.