Ex-Nurse Who Sexually Assaulted, Impregnated Incapacitated Patient Will get ten years

An old Arizona nurse continues to be sentenced to some decade in jail for sexually assaulting and impregnating a non-verbal lady inside a vegetive condition to whom he was said to be caring.

Nathan Dorceus Sutherland, 39, was sentenced on Thursday to ten years of prison, 12 News in Phoenix reports. It comes down three several weeks following the former healthcare worker at Phoenix’s Hacienda Healthcare pleaded guilty to sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse of the disabled care home patient ten years was the maximum punishment known as for less than his plea deal. 

After his release, Sutherland have a lifetime supervised probation and should register like a sex offender. 

“It’s difficult to make a more susceptible adult compared to victim within this situation,” Superior Court Judge Margaret LaBianca stated at Thursday’s sentencing, NBC News reports.

Another healthcare worker in the location discovered the incapacitated patient in the middle of having a baby in 2018. Employees in the facility were not aware the patient was pregnant. She delivered an infant boy.

Sutherland, who supposedly provided medical services towards the lady between 2012 and 2018, was arrested after government bodies concluded his DNA matched that of the people. 

“For pretty much 3 years, we has cooperated in each and every possible way with police force and prosecutors within the Sutherland situation,” Perry Petrilli, Hacienda’s current Chief executive officer, stated inside a statement following a sentencing. “We’re relieved that he’ll no more torment another innocent individual.”

Bill Timmons, the who had been the Chief executive officer of Hacienda HealthCare during the time of the incident, resigned following the victim gave birth. He was recently sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to fraud charges, 12 News reports. 

The condition of Arizona, Hacienda yet others settled a suit for huge amount of money using the woman’s family.

Before he was sentenced, Sutherland apologized towards the victim and her family.

“To the victim, I’m sorry,” Sutherland stated. “You didn’t should be hurt regardless of what happening within my personal existence and also the demons I had been fighting. I’d no to place you using that.”

The victim have been at Hacienda for 26 years — she was transferred following the child’s birth. Her health conditions are the effect of a brain disorder that caused both motor and cognitive impairments.

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