Hospitalized Apache woman gives birth after years in ‘vegetative state’
| Police want DNA from every man who worked at the facility
| CNN, Jan 10, 2019 – Police investigators have begun to gather DNA from men who work at an Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth last month.
Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Wednesday the woman and child, who was in medical distress after being delivered December 29, remain in the hospital.
Detectives have asked men at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix to give buccal swabs, Thompson said. Investigators got court orders for those who didn’t voluntarily give samples. There is no suspect, Thompson said.
How does someone in a vegetative state have a baby?
“The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda HealthCare,” the family’s attorney, John Micheaels said. “The family would like me to convey that the baby boy has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for.”
Thompson said the sexual assault investigation will take some time.
“We’re not going to point out who we’ve obtained DNA from or who we intend to get DNA from,” he said. “But suffice it to say, it is a large number of individuals. We have a very wide scope at this point.”
Detectives also served a search warrant Tuesday to gather records relevant to the ongoing investigation, he said.
Woman is a member of Apache tribe
The woman is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and has long been in a vegetative state, the tribe’s chairman said Tuesday.
San Carlos Apache Tribe chairman Terry Rambler called for justice.
3 male nurses accused of raping their patients
1. Virginia nurse charged with raping nursing home patient
WTKR, Henrico Co., Va., Oct 21, 2018 – Thomas Kamau Nganga, 44, was charged with rape after a staff member reported him having sexual contact with a resident at Lexington Rehabilitation and Healthcare, according to Henrico Police.
Court documents showed Nganga’s victim was a patient in her early 70’s. Bond records stated he supports a family of four and told the judge he expected to be fired from his job in light of the charge.
Nganga worked the overnight shift caring most often for dementia patients and others suffering from debilitating issues.
Addington said she spoke to the nurse just prior to the alleged incident.
“We stopped in and he was there on duty. I talked to him in the hallway. He was just his normal self as pleasant as could be,” she recalled. Read more.
2. Male nurse told alleged rape victim the act was ‘therapeutic’
Houston Chronicle – A nurse accused of sexually assaulting a patient last year told the woman the act was “therapeutic,” court records show.
Allen Michael Uribes, 27, was charged with sexual assault after a Feb. 24 lab report determined his DNA was present at the sample obtained from the 45-year-old woman’s rape kit.
The woman told police that she froze during the attack and couldn’t believe that it was happening.
Uribes was fired immediately when the hospital learned of the indictment, a statement released by Houston Methodist Hospital read.
According to court documents, the assault happened when Uribes was tending to an IV near the woman’s groin when he left the victim alerted a female caretaker that she had been raped. Read more.
3. Mum traumatized after male nurse raped her three-year-old daughter
The Mirror, UK – A mother told a court that she had been left so traumatized after a male nurse raped her three-year-old daughter that she is unable to undress or bathe her.
Depraved George Anderson told the young girl he was a doctor as he returned to her bedroom to repeatedly abuse her – and filmed it all on his mobile phone.
The 27-year-old was even caught coming out of the child’s room by her mother – but lied that he heard her cry and was trying to reassure her.
The child’s mother says she struggled to be around her daughter in the days following the rape and struggles to undress and bathe her for fear of touching her naked.
Exeter Crown Court heard that psychiatric nurse Anderson had been invited to a drinks party by the child’s mother – his friend – at her home in Torquay, Devon, late one night in November last year.
He filmed his rape of the child in her bedroom and returned to her room on several other occasions.
Prosecuting, Richard Crabb said Anderson, who worked at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, had gone upstairs on a couple of occasions to use the bathroom.
The mum saw him come out of the child’s bedroom and she challenged him.
Anderson said she had been crying and popped in to check on her to see if she was okay.
The mum said her daughter was crying and upset but settled her down, and Anderson left the house in the early hours.
It was the next morning that the child told her mum that ‘uncle George the doc’ had filmed her private parts with his phone.
The police were called and arrested Anderson and they seized his mobile phone and an iPad which contained the damning footage.
He admitted in police interview that he had sexually assaulted her.
He told them he had taken cocaine and drunk too much saying: “I can’t remember much.”
He was asked if he had used his penis and replied: “I don’t think so. Please tell me I didn’t.”
Mr. Crabb told the judge: “She thought he was a doctor to gain her trust.”