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.”
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