Rape coma baby 'nearly died' at Hacienda Healthcare, police confirm

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Meanwhile, the woman's family has expressed outrage over the incident, stating they were traumatised by the alleged abuse and neglect that took place at a facility where she was supposed to be cared for.

A lawyer for the woman's family said the infant "has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for", according to the New York Times.

He acknowledged the public interest in the story but confirmed the family are "not emotionally ready" to come forward with their own comment at this time.

Timmons served as the president and chief executive officer of Hacienda HealthCare for more than 28 years, and in 2017 he was recognized for his role in establishing "vital programs to fulfill unmet community needs".

Hacienda HealthCare has promised to work with authorities and welcomed planned DNA tests of employees. San Carlos Apache Police Chief Alejandro Benally said Phoenix police "will do all they can to find the perpetrator" and the department will assist "in any way possible".

Sex abuse investigation underway after a patient in vegetative state for almost a decade gives birth.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe on Tuesday confirmed that the patient was a 29-year-old tribe member.

"I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members".

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Hacienda HealthCare is cooperating with police, with a board member saying the company "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation". There is no suspect, Thompson said. A source told AZFamily.com the staff only learned the patient was pregnant when she began to moan - an indication she was going into labor.

"We had consulted attorneys to determine whether it would be legal for our company to compel our employees to undergo DNA testing conducted through Hacienda or for Hacienda to conduct voluntary genetic testing of staffers", the statement said. However, both mother and child are now recovering in hospital, according to BBC News.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department said officers responded on December 29 to a call of an infant who had been delivered at a long-term care facility in the area of 16th Street and South Mountain Avenue.

He would not confirm who the department is looking to get DNA from, but said authorities have obtained samples and were working to test them.

Martin Solomon, a personal injury attorney in Phoenix whose clients are mostly vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, said a lawyer representing the woman who gave birth should call for all pertinent medical records, a list of current and former employees and any past litigation involving Hacienda.

Phoenix police served search warrants to obtain DNA from all male staffers at the facility, Hacienda HealthCare told HuffPost in a Tuesday statement. It appears no staff knew about the pregnancy until the birth, he said, adding that anyone who knew but failed to report it could face charges. It is my hope that justice will be served'.

Jon Meyers, executive director of The Arc of Arizona, an advocacy group for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, called the allegations "disturbing, to put it mildly".

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