As this investigation continues, detectives from the Phoenix Police Department have recently opened a criminal investigation in a retirement home managed by Hacienda HealthCare after a 29-year-old woman who went into a coma almost all her life, gave birth to a boy on December 29th. Both surveys have enabled Hacienda, the largest private long-term nursing company for people with intellectual disabilities. People in care suffer from various intellectual and physical disabilities.
In recent years, the Arizona Department of Health Services has also been investigating Hacienda for the treatment of its patients. In 2013, the agency found that a male employee In the focus of care being investigated, Hacienda's skilled nursing facility had made sexually explicit remarks to patients, including telling a resident that his penis was in position standing. In 2017, the investigators reported that employees were walking freely on patients while they were naked and showering.
The woman at the center of the police investigation is in Hacienda since the age of 3 years. She can not move alone, can not communicate, and requires full supervision, according to medical records obtained by Good Medical.
The San Carlos Apache tribe, whose reserve is about 160 km east of Phoenix, said the woman was a "registered member" of the tribe. The tribal president and her mother, who were granted permanent guardianship in 2009, did not answer calls to solicit comments.
Friday, the police released a frantic 911 call Hacienda Nursing Center when the woman gave birth on December 29th. The appellant stated that no one knew that the woman was pregnant. Mother and baby were recovering at a Phoenix hospital, police said this week.
"She was not able to give her consent to that," Sgt said. Tommy Thompson, a spokeswoman for the police, said Wednesday. "It was a helpless victim who was sexually assaulted."
Since the Phoenix police announced its investigation a week ago, detectives have collected the DNA of male employees in Hacienda; the state sent health inspectors to check other patients who were there; and his longtime director, Bill Timmons, resigned. In nearly three decades, Timmons has built Hacienda into a major player in long-term health care in Arizona.