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An Arizona man pretended he had Down Syndrome so that he could hire caregivers to bathe him and change his diaper, police say.
Paul Anthony Menchaca, 30, was arrested at his parents' home last Thursday in Gilbert, Arizona, after it was discovered that he did not have Down Syndrome.
Menchaca - Victims - Women
All of Menchaca's three alleged victims are women.
The first victim is said to have responded to a May ad on CareLinx.com, AZFamily reports.
Site - Caregiver - Marketplace - Aims - Manage
The site describes itself as being 'a nationwide caregiver marketplace' and aims to 'easily find, hire, manage and pay licensed caregivers online' for families.
Under the identity of a woman named 'Amy', Menchaca conned the first carer by saying he wanted to care for his grown son.
Woman - Menchaca - Care - Times - Addresses
The woman stated that she gave Menchaca assisted care 30 times at two addresses, neither of which were his home address.
During her time caring for the man, the caregiver could recall five 'separate incidents when [Menchaca] aggressively said his genitals were not cleaned enough.'
Caregiver - July - August - Caregivers - Terms
The first caregiver then referred the second in July and then those two referred the third in August. The following two caregivers agreed to the terms that 'Amy' sought.
All three caregivers only corresponded about payment and instructions with 'Amy' via text.
Amy - Victims - Menchaca - Diaper - Timeout
'"Amy" asked all three victims to 'punish' [Menchaca] when he soiled his diaper by putting him in timeout and taking away his privileges,' an arrest affidavit stated.
'All three victims were paid in cash by [Menchaca] when they picked him up and dropped him off from neutral locations.'
Beginning - September - Caregiver - Menchaca - Behavior
In the beginning of September, the first caregiver grew 'suspicious of [Menchaca’s] behavior' and followed him home from where she dropped him off.
'[The victim] was greeted by [Menchaca's] actual mother and father and...
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