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Panel Unveils Report After Rape At Arizona Care Center


A state task force created after an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth at a long-term care center in Phoenix has submitted a report with recommendations to help prevent similar incidents in the future.

The recommendations include improved reporting requirements, better training for workers and conducting a campaign to encourage people to report abuse.

The report was officially delivered Friday to Governor Doug Ducey, who had created the task force. Ducey's office said it and state agencies would review the recommendations and take steps to implement them to help keep vulnerable people safe from abuse and neglect.

Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse and awaits trial.