A nurse has been arrested in a sexual assault on a helpless woman whose son was placed in a nursing facility in Phoenix, police said on Wednesday for Nathan Sutherland.
Nathan Sutherland was a licensed practical nurse at the Hacienda nursing facility, where women were born.
The patient was a female in a coma facility for at least 14 years after a near-drowning accident.
She surprised the workers when she entered labor on December 29 because they did not know she was pregnant as Nathan Sutherland.
Hacienda Health Care said in a statement on Wednesday that Sutherland underwent a “thorough background check” when he was appointed. He said he was dismissed as soon as the command team learned he had been arrested.
“Every member of the Hacienda organization is disturbed beyond words to believe that a licensed nurse can be able to inflict severe harm on the patient,” the statement said – Nathan Sutherland.
The 29-year-old girl has been unable to work since she was three and gave birth to a child in the facility on 29 December. The staff said they did not know she was pregnant. The court records said the latest was known in April.
Previous stories have described the patient as a coma or a coma. But her parents issued a statement on Tuesday, offering the description. They described it as an intellectual mentality due to seizures in early childhood. While she does not speak, she has some movement in her limbs, head and neck. They also respond to sound and can make facial gestures.