The police obtain DNA of male workers of a private nursing home in Arizona this week after they were informed that a woman in a coma for over a decades gave birth to a child.
A source who reported the incident to Stannova said the Phoenix Police Department appealed to the community for information related to the case and said the investigation could evolve as detectives learn more about the circumstances of a woman over 10 years in vegetative state and the conception of the child.
The District Police Spokesman, Sgt. Tommy Thompson in a recent interview said they’re fully equipped and have conducted several DNA test regarding the sexual assault case and wherever this investigation takes us, we are prepared to go forward with it.”
“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,” he added.
According to Hacienda Healthcare Spokesman, David Leibowitz on Tuesday; “we’ve accepted the action by the police and had considered conducting voluntary paternity test of its staff but they debunks his idea saying it’s illegal and fishy.
“We’ll continue to show our maximum cooperation with Phoenix Police and all other investigative agencies to uncover the truth of this evil lingering in their company. Hacienda stands committed to doing everything in our power to bring this police investigation to a quick conclusion with maximum facts,” company’s statement stated.
Sgt. Thompson on Wednesday, said that the investigation began after the authorities responded to a 911 call that reported a baby in ache at the nursing home on Dec. 29, 2018. When they arrived, they found a baby that had been born to a woman who has been “unable to move and unable to communicate” for over 10 years in coma.
We’re deeply touch as she has been in vegetative state for a decade and “She was not in a position to give consent to any of this,” which shows she was a victim of sexual abuse, Sgt Thompson said.
“We believe she was a victim of helpless sexual assault as it was unclear if any staff members had known that the woman was pregnant after been delivered by one of the staff of the nursing home. The identify of the victim hasn’t been revealed by the police,” he continued.
It was gathered that the patient was born in 1989 and had been at the facility since 1992, suggesting that she may have been in her current condition since the age of 3. They said she required total supervision.
Her condition had not changed, describing her both rehabilitation prognosis and chance of discharge as “poor,” According to the last medical report we gathered.
Sergeant Thompson when asked by some journalists; “What they’ve gathered so far” but he replied – “investigators had not identified a suspect in the case as a result of “a large number of individuals working in the company.”
However, search warrants has been served at the nursing home to collects the records that may help identify a suspect and had also used mouth swabs to collect paternity, which is the “Key evidentiary factor” in the case.
The Family lawyer, John A. Micheaels, said in a statement on Tuesday that the baby was a boy who “has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for.”
“The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda HealthCare,” adding that they did not wish to make a public statement.
#BREAKING San Carlos Apache Tribe leaders confirm the patient at Hacienda HealthCare who gave birth while in a vegetative state is a member of the tribe. They are responding to the horrific abuse #12News pic.twitter.com/jQcvJM2hSB
— Bianca Buono (@BiancaBuono) January 9, 2019
Several years ago, a related incident happened at care facility in Brighton, New York, A Woman from Rochester, who had been in a coma for a decade after a car accident, gave birth to a twins. When her stomach began swelling, she was tested for intestinal blockages but later determined through DNA testing that she had been assaulted by a male worker in the facility, who was found guilty of rape and imprisoned.