Phoenix police seek workers' DNA after woman in coma gives birth

  • Phoenix police seek workers' DNA after woman in coma gives birth

Phoenix police seek workers' DNA after woman in coma gives birth

Police are rounding up the DNA of all male employees of the Arizona healthcare facility where an Apache woman who spent the last 14 years in a vegetative state recently gave birth to a healthy boy.

Micheaels' comments came hours after Phoenix police served a search warrant to obtain DNA samples from male employees at the facility, the New York Times reported.

The woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy on December 29, local news outlet KPHO-TV reported last week.

The former caregiver described the patient's condition in detail and said that she could not possibly have given consent to sexual intercourse, because she has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade.

Karina Cesena has barely left her daughter's room at a private health-care facility in Phoenix since she learned that a another patient there in a vegetative state had given birth.

"He said: "'Timmons' resignation was accepted unanimously by the Hacienda Board of Directors.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, an agency that regulates health-care facilities in the state, the 60-bed Hacienda facility was required to tighten security procedures to protect patients in wake of the report.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he'd been briefed on the situation and called the "reports deeply troubling".

Alejandro Benally, chief of the San Carlos Apache Police Department, said that the matter is under the jurisdiction of the Phoenix Police Department and that his department would assist the department in any way possible.

He said: "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 organisation".

Cesana is working to move her daughter out of the facility, which serves infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile" or have developmental disabilities.

The woman's family said through an attorney that she gave birth to a baby boy.

The Arizona Department of Health Services also released a statement.

State records show complaints about Hacienda de Los Angeles going back to 2013. That employee was later fired.

It would be the police who would lead DNA testing to figure out who fathered the baby, Solomon said, adding that it would be hard for Hacienda to escape liability. "But things like this don't happen without someone either knowing about it or should have known about it", Solomon said.

"Our nation is very much in denial about how widespread the problem of sexual abuse is - especially when you have a population that does not fit the mainstream criteria as a sexual being", Kristen Houser, spokesperson for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, told Vox.

Advocates for the disabled say Arizona needs to find a way to monitor allegations of sexual abuse and sexual violence in these group settings. "We will continue to work to ensure the safety of all our members". "I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", another mother, Angela Gomez said.

"From what I've been told, she was moaning", an unidentified source told Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO.