PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona nurse has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman about three years ago at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth.
Nathan Sutherland also entered a guilty plea Thursday to a charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult stemming from his treatment of the woman.
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The pregnancy was discovered in 2018 when an employee at the Hacienda Healthcare facility in Phoenix was changing the garments of the then-29-year-old victim and noticed the patient was in the process of delivering a child.
Authorities said Sutherland worked at the facility where the woman lived and had been providing care to her.
The woman, incapacitated since the age of 3, gave birth to a boy at the facility.
Employees said they had no idea the woman was pregnant.