Woman becomes pregnant in nursing home
An incapacitated female patient in Arizona who gave birth although no one at her long-term care center realized she was pregnant was "violently and repeatedly raped" and may have been impregnated before, the family claims in court documents. The examination found lacerations that were old and already healed that were "not caused as a result of this delivery," the court document says. The woman had been in care at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix since she was 3 years old in , after she was diagnosed with brain damage with psychomotor retardation and partial to total blindness, the notice of claim says. A Hacienda staff member who had been her caretaker, Nathan Sutherland, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse in January. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman giving birth
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Workers at the facility were shocked when the non-verbal patient, who has been severely disabled and in an incapacitated state from the age of three, went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy last December. According to the legal papers, obtained by Sun Online, doctors who examined her following the birth concluded that the baby "was obviously a result of a non-consensual sexual assault". They also discovered a series of old injuries that suggesting a history of sexual assault or trauma "prior to this delivery".
Shockingly, medical records also showed that this may not have been the first time the victim had been pregnant, stating an examination suggested "repeat coitus has occurred and likely this is a repeat parous event".
The victim's nurse Nathan Sutherland was arrested and charged with sexual assault earlier this year - after DNA tests showed he was the father of the woman's baby. According to the legal claim, the victim's mother had asked back in that her daughter was cared for only by female staff, but her request was ignored. Her alleged rapist Sutherland had actually provided care for her over 1, times, including more than times overnight, the document states.
Staff at the facility allegedly missed over 83 opportunities to diagnose the pregnancy - including missed periods, "a hardened mass" in her abdomen and "significant weight gain". Instead, the victim was treated for constipation and food was withheld from her in a bid to help her lose weight, the lawsuit reads.
The patient and her mum and dad, who are all Apache Indians, are now seeking damages from the state of Arizona for the "extreme, emotional distress" they have all suffered. Her mother has apparently "been crushed" by the revelation her daughter was so severely abused, "cries many times daily thinking about what [her daughter] experienced" and often becomes physically ill, the document reads.
Meanwhile her dad "has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions - anger, shock, guilt, powerlessness and fear". We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team?
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Phoenix police arrest former nurse after woman in vegetative state gives birth
Late last December, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Arizona panicked and called as a patient unexpectedly gave birth. The 29 year old patient, who has been in a vegetative state since age 3, delivered a healthy baby boy. A police investigation concluded that one of her caregivers, a 32 year-old male nurse, raped the patient several times and fathered the child. After giving birth in the nursing home, the victim and baby were transferred to a nearby hospital. As a result of a near drowning experience in , the victim is described as non-verbal and generally unresponsive.
An Arizona nurse pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to raping a severely disabled woman, a crime that came to light when the victim unexpectedly gave birth in the long-term care facility where she was a patient. Sutherland , a licensed practical nurse who began working at Hacienda HealthCare Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix in , faces one count each of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult. Police arrested him after investigators linked him to the case through DNA evidence after the woman, who is in her 20s, went into labour on Dec. The woman, who has been disabled since very early childhood as a result of seizures, has spent most of her life in the nursing facility.
Hacienda employee decries ‘ruined lives’ linked to infamous nursing home pregnancy
Two people claiming to be former employees of Hacienda Healthcare have spoken out to detail what the nursing home and its parent company are like after a patient's surprise pregnancy and birth sparked a sexual assault investigation. Phoenix, Arizona police have launched an investigation after the unnamed patient, described by Arizona's Family as a year-old Native American woman, gave birth to a baby boy on December The birth was a shock since the patient has significant intellectual disabilities. On Monday, a person claiming to have been one of the patient's primary caregivers for many years sat down for an interview with ABC 15 , saying there's no way the woman could have given consent. ABC The former caregiver, who asked to remain anonymous, said the patient couldn't walk or communicate in any way. Her life is split between her bedroom and another room where she's taken by wheelchair to spend her days, the woman told ABC The caregiver told the outlet that the staff at the facility are pretty much the only human contact the patient has, as her family only visits once every few months.
Hacienda HealthCare sexual abuse case
A nursing home in Arizona made headlines in December when a woman with cognitive impairments there gave birth and in January when a nurse was arrested on suspicion of raping her after a DNA test determined he was the baby's father. Among the most shocking revelations in the court documents that INSIDER reviewed is the possibility that the year-old woman may have been pregnant before. Born in April , the woman spent the first years of her life on the San Carlos Apache Reservation with her parents and many siblings, the claim said. When she was about 2 months old, she developed seizures and was eventually diagnosed with idiopathic encephalopathy with psychomotor retardation and cortical blindness, it said. By the time she was 3, doctors recommended that her parents move her to an inpatient facility for care.
Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix has said that they will continue to work with law enforcement. Update: Nathan Sutherland, a year-old nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, according to the Associated Press. The CEO of a Phoenix, Arizona, health facility has resigned amid a police investigation into the rape and subsequent pregnancy of a female patient who has been a vegetative state for more than a decade.
Nurse accused of impregnating patient in Arizona care home pleads not guilty
The employee, who chose to remain anonymous, said employees and patients at the facility are now unsure of their future with the company, according to a report by Fox 10 Phoenix. In December, a year-old victim, who had been in a vegetative state since at the long-term care facility, gave birth to a baby despite Hacienda staff not knowing she was pregnant. In January, Nathan Sutherland, 36, a nurse at the facility was arrested and charged for allegedly raping and impregnating the victim, based on DNA evidence.
Workers at the facility were shocked when the non-verbal patient, who has been severely disabled and in an incapacitated state from the age of three, went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy last December. According to the legal papers, obtained by Sun Online, doctors who examined her following the birth concluded that the baby "was obviously a result of a non-consensual sexual assault". They also discovered a series of old injuries that suggesting a history of sexual assault or trauma "prior to this delivery". Shockingly, medical records also showed that this may not have been the first time the victim had been pregnant, stating an examination suggested "repeat coitus has occurred and likely this is a repeat parous event". The victim's nurse Nathan Sutherland was arrested and charged with sexual assault earlier this year - after DNA tests showed he was the father of the woman's baby.
Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth in Facility Had Likely Been Pregnant Multiple Times: Docs
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The Hacienda HealthCare sexual abuse case was a high-profile sexual abuse case involving a disabled woman in a persistent vegetative state who was allegedly raped many times and impregnated by a male nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, Arizona , United States. Although the investigation took place in , the sexual abuse was long-term, and may have had gone unnoticed for years. Other well-known pregnancies involving sexually abused vegetative and comatose female patients have also been reported in New York in , Massachusetts in , and Argentina in
The police collected the DNA of male employees of a private nursing home in Arizona this week as they broadened the investigation into allegations that a woman in a vegetative state there who gave birth to a child last month had been sexually assaulted. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. The moves represented an escalation in the case, which on Monday prompted the resignation of the longtime chief executive of Hacienda HealthCare, the parent company of the nursing home. The police announced Friday that they had opened the investigation into the alleged assault.
Police in Arizona have made an arrest in connection with a woman who gave birth while in a vegetative state. Authorities said he was responsible for caring for the woman at the time of the alleged abuse that appears to have resulted in the pregnancy, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department announced in a press conference Wednesday. Sutherland had been a licensed practical nurse at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix since , police said. He was identified as a person who had access to the victim in the case, and investigators obtained a DNA sample from him yesterday using a court order, police said.