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Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth in Phoenix

FILE - This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. Two doctors who c
The 29-year-old victim has been incapacitated since the age of 3. She gave birth last month at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix.
(Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Phoenix police say a licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term healthcare facility.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Wednesday that investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.

Williams said Sutherland worked at the Hacienda HealthCare facility where the woman lived and had been providing care to her.

The 29-year-old victim has been incapacitated since the age of 3 and gave birth to a boy at the facility on Dec. 29.

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Employees said they had no idea she was pregnant. Court records say her last known physical was in April.


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