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A vegetative woman in Phoenix, Arizona, who has been in a coma for more than 10 years, gave birth at the end of 2018, tri
ggering a police investigation and attracting national attention. After nearly a month of search and arrest, police re
cently arrested a male nurse accusing him of sexually assaulting the incapacitated woman.
According to CNN and Overseas Chinese Daily, Phoenix Police Chief Williams an
nounced on Wednesday that they had arrested a 36-year-old licensed professional nurse, Sutherland, who was in
charge of caring for the victims at Hacienda Health Care. Police Crime Laboratory arrested Sutherland on the sa
me day after confirming that her DNA matched the DNA of a woman vegetative who gave birth to a baby.
It is reported that the male nurse has been imprisoned in Maricopa County Pr
ison, he was charged with a sexual assault and abuse of vulnerable adults, the next time to appear in court is J
anuary 30. Police said Sutherland had been working at the facility since 2011 and investigators were trying to det
ermine whether he had attacked other people or whether the victim had been attacked several times.