Man pretends to have Down Syndrome, hires caregivers to bathe him, change his diapers

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Police say an Arizona man tricked three people into thinking he had Down Syndrome so that they would bathe him and change his diapers, KNXV reports.

Paul Anthony Menchaca, 31, allegedly posed as a woman named “Amy” to hire three caregivers to take care of her son with Down Syndrome. 

One woman told police she changed his diaper and helped him take a bath nearly 30 times over the summer. Then in July, two other people took over caregiving duties. All three said Menchaca would become sexually aroused as he was being bathed, according to police, the news station reported. 

The first caregiver suspected something fishy was happening and decided to follow Menchaca to his actual home. When she got there, she met his parents and learned Menchaca doesn’t have Down syndrome or need diapers. 

Police said he was confronted by all three women and admitted to lying to them.

He is charged with fraudulent schemes and sexual abuse. 

According to KNXV, Menchacha is employed as a school crossing guard. 

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