A woman in a vegetative state for 14 years after a near-drowning was a patient at Hacienda Healthcare when she got pregnant.

Now police are demanding every male worker at the long-care facility take a DNA test, reports WHNT.


As previously reported by Dearly, an employee familiar with the situation said:

“[She was] not even able to communicate the fact that she was pregnant.”

The victim of sexual abuse unexpectedly delivered a baby on December 29. Reportedly, staff members at the Phoenix facility were unaware of the pregnancy until the birth.

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ABC News reports, as part of the investigation, officials are working to:

“Uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation.”

The family of the 29-year-old Native American woman retained an attorney to uncover the full account of what took place in the facility while their loved one was dependent upon Hacienda caretakers.

The family’s attorney, John Micheaels said:

“The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda HealthCare.

The family would like me to convey that the baby boy has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for.”

According to CNN, detectives served a search warrant to the facility. After the company’s CEO’s, Bill Timmons, resigned Monday, Executive Vice President of Hacienda HealthCare’s board of directors, Gary Orman said:

[Hacienda] “will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization.”

The company said it welcomes the DNA testing of employees and will continue to cooperate with Phoenix Police. Following the pregnancy, the facility heightened security to ensure its patients’ safety.

Hacienda HealthCare specializes in serving infants, children, teens, and young adults who are “medically fragile.”

Watch the video below to learn more about the DNA testing:

About the author

Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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10 Replies to “Woman in Coma for 14 Years Gives Birth After Being Raped. Police Are Demanding DNA From Every Male Employee”

  • Bad Penquin 8 months ago

    Thank God this baby has real loving family to care for him/her.

  • Craig Murphy 8 months ago

    How good can Hacienda be if they did not notice the woman was becoming more and more pregnant? It’s not as though she was trying to hide it.

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      That’s what I said too. First of all who was bathing her and didn’t notice her belly getting larger and notice movement plus working in medical field is all about accurate documentation. You document voiding, bowel movements and menstruation. Who wasn’t documenting? What a horrific situation. I hope this family sues this nursing home and all the direct caregivers. Where was the doctor who would check in on this patient as well? Maybe he was just sticking his head in the door! Who had enough time to go in and rape this girl? Sicko! I hope when he’s caught he will be put in prison for life.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Make sure they get the DNA from every former male employee who’s worked there in the last 9-10 months as well. The guy’s probably quit by now.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    I say test all family members too!!!!

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      I was thinking that too. Who came in to visit.

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  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    this makes me so afraid for people who have to be in these nursing homes It makes me sick I have a disabled daughter who requires this type of care when we are unable to travel with her and I am so afraid of something like this happening

  • Amy Frawley 8 months ago

    DNA should be taken at birth from all individuals and recorded. For sexual assault, missing person to found bodies and adoption issues.

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