aspen_banner.jpg
Arizona Public Radio | Your Source for NPR News
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
APS will conduct repairs to the power grid for our Mingus transmitter Tuesday, October 4th. 102.5 and 103.3 in the area will experience interruption during this activity. Services are expected to resume by 1 pm local time. Thank you for your patience.

Former Nurse Pleads Guilty To Rape Of Severely Disabled Woman Who Gave Birth

sutherland.jpeg
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
/

A former Arizona nurse has pleaded guilty to raping an incapacitated woman at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth. In addition to the sexual assault charge, Nathan Sutherland also entered a guilty plea Thursday a charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult. The pregnancy was discovered in 2018 when an employee at the Hacienda Healthcare facility in Phoenix was changing the garments of the then-29-year-old victim and noticed the patient was in the process of delivering a child. Employees said they had no idea the woman was pregnant.