Police fear there are MORE victims at healthcare center where a quadriplegic woman gave birth

Mail Online | 1/24/2019 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
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Police are investigating whether there are any more victims at an Arizona care home where a quadriplegic patient gave birth after being raped.

Officers said investigations are ongoing at the Hacienda Healthcare center in Phoenix despite the arrest of 36-year-old nurse Nathan Sutherland on Wednesday.

Sutherland - Rape - Woman - Center - Birth

Sutherland has been charged with rape after a severely disabled 29-year-old woman, who has been at the center since 1992, gave birth last month.

Detectives said a DNA sample taken from Sutherland on Tuesday linked him to the baby boy, and he was subsequently arrested.

Hacienda - Investigation

Hacienda has also launched an investigation, which is still ongoing.

The company said it fired Sutherland as soon as it learned of his arrest, and has introduced new safety measures in the wake of the scandal.

Statement - Company - 'We - Everything - Power

A statement from the company said: 'We will do everything in our power to ensure justice in this case.

'In the past two weeks, the Hacienda team has increased security measures to ensure the safety of all our patients. We will continue to do so.

'We - Vetting - Process - Caregivers - Hacienda

'We also will continue to review and improve what is already an in-depth vetting process for caregivers at Hacienda.

'We will not tolerate any mistreatment of a Hacienda patient, nor will we stop until every Hacienda patient is as safe as we can make them.'

Case - Departure - Discipline - Figures - Hacienda

The case has prompted the departure or discipline of key figures at Hacienda HealthCare, including the CEO William Timmons.

Timmons resigned on December 31 as the provider announced new safety measures, including more than one staff member being present during patient interactions and more scrutiny of visitors.

Dr - Thanh - Nguyen - Victim - Care

Dr. Thanh Nguyen has been revealed as the victim's primary care doctor in a suspension letter obtained by CBS News .

Issued on January 15 - 10 days after the story first broke - the letter, addressed to Nguyen, states he placed 'one or more' of...
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