Male nurse arrested for sexual assault of patient

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Phoenix police have arrested a male licensed practical nurse for raping a nursing home patient who has been in a coma for years. The woman recently gave birth to a baby boy.

Police took DNA samples from all of the men who worked at Hacienda Healthcare, where the woman was living. Detectives say those samples linked 36 year old Nathan Sutherland to the case. Sutherland had been caring for the victim at the time of her assault. He was booked on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.

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