Ex-Nurse Nathan Sutherland impregnates patient, gets 10 years behind bars.
A former nurse who impregnated an incapacitated woman at the Arizona facility where he worked has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare pleaded guilty to sexual abuse and vulnerable adult abuse.
The victim was a patient at Hacienda healthcare for 26 years after having nearly drowned as a three-year-old. She is reportedly in a vegetative state.
The facility has said no one realized she was pregnant until she gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2018, who is three years old now. Investigators obtain DNA samples from staff members and the results showed that Sutherland was the father of the baby.
The healthcare facility, which says it has fully cooperated with authorities since the crime was discovered released a statement about the sentencing saying “our thoughts and hearts are with the victim, the victim’s family and loved ones. We hope this last chapter of the Sutherland case brings them all greater peace.”
However, the victim is no longer a patient at Hacienda HealthCare.
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