Woman In Vegetative State Gives Birth At Hacienda Healthcare In Phoenix; Sex Abuse Investigation

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  1. KidneyBean86

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    Disgusting. I hope he is thrown under the jail for this.
     
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    In some states rapists can sue for parental rights. Luckily, Arizona is not one of them.
     
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    :angry2: WTF?
    The person create that law this is the devil incarnate.
    I just googled the UK and rapists have the right to be notified of any major decisions involving the child.
    I am so done with people today.
     
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    If facilities won't put in cameras, families should consider the
    nanny cams disguised in teddy bears. I'd bet this is common.
     
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    I wished they had installed one with voice control:mad:.
     
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    So it looks like the facility is shutting down eventually. They have to figure out where they are moving the rest of the patients
     
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    Ugh. I’m glad they caught this piece of trash. He looks as disgusting as he is. Honestly, this type of abuse had not even crossed my mind before. Raping vegetative patients??! :confused: But of course, wherever there is a vulnerable woman (or child), some man will be pulling his dick out. It’s so sick. But that needs to always be kept in mind.
     
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    I am not sure I would want my relatives to stay there, but after an incident like this it will be on it's best behaviour in a way a new facility won't.
     
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    This happens more often that people know. If she had not gotten pregnant no one would have known.

    A magazine did a series years ago about life for women in one of the rich middle eastern countries and one of the interviewees said a family member who visited a healthcare facility regularly would rape one of the comatose patients. The patient was a westerner. The patient got pregnant and one of the healthcare assistants who witnessed the rape blackmailed the family. The healthcare assistant was paid off with 100 grand and a green card. The family was that rich and powerful.
     
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    Sad it took for that woman to be assaulted and pregnant for them to have a protocol in place, this should have been in place already.
     
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    If sexual abuse is widespread in childrens homes and old peoples homes where victims can potentially tell on them I wouldn't like to think how these men act with victims who cant speak.
     
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    Florida caregiver arrested after mentally disabled woman gives birth in group home
    By Hollie Silverman and Melissa Gray, CNN Updated 8:35 PM ET, Thu February 7, 2019

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    (CNN)A caregiver was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a disabled adult after a woman from the Florida group home where he worked gave birth to his child, according to a probable cause affidavit.

    Willie Shorter Sr., 58, was arrested Wednesday, the same day police received DNA results showing he was the father of the woman's child, the affidavit from the Rockledge Police Department said.

    The woman is described in the document as mentally challenged, with the mental capacity of a small child. She cannot tell the difference between the truth and a lie or right and wrong, and therefore is unable to consent to sexual intercourse, it says. In January 2015, the woman, identified only as DB, was pregnant. She identified three possible fathers, two of whom were eliminated early in the investigation.

    The third man she identified was Shorter, who denied being the father. There was not enough evidence at the time to obtain a DNA sample, the affidavit says.

    Despite giving birth, the woman was not removed from the home, which was not named in the document. Last April, the woman reported that Shorter touched her vagina. Shorter denied it, but because he was named as a potential father in the 2015 investigation, police requested a DNA test. The results showed Shorter matches the DNA profile of the woman's child, with a 99.99% chance he is the father.

    Shorter made his first court appearance on the charge on Thursday, according to the Brevard County Jail website. CNN has been unable to reach Shorter or his family members at publicly listed numbers, and is trying to determine whether he has legal representation.
     
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    This is just.....*sigh*
     
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    Am I mistaken or are there 3 men abusing this woman? Eeerbody needs to go to jail, no matter who the daddy is!
     
  18. Crackers Phinn

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    I agree that the other two dudes probably were doing something to her as well but because the victim can't give an account there's nothing they can be charged with that will stick. I'm guessing the other two men were white or Hispanic and the baby came out dark so that's how the black dude got caught.

    I feel grimey for posting this but this is the victim and her family

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    Janet Blanchard (left), of Sebastian, embraces her daughter Dawn Blanchard, during a news conference at Capt Hiram's Resort on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Sebastian. Dawn Blanchard, who resides in a Bridges Group Home in Rockledge, was discovered to be pregnant in early 2015, allegedly impregnated by a caregiver at the facility. (Photo: ERIC HASERT/TCPALM)

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    Robert Blanchard Sr (right), along with his attorney Kevin Smith, of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath from West Palm Beach, discuss the pain his family has gone through since his daughter, Dawn Blanchard, was impregnated by a caregiver at a Bridges Group Home in Rockledge in 2015. "He is a rat, a filthy viral rat," Blanchard Sr. said about the suspect. The family held a press conference at Capt Hiram's in Sebastian. (Photo: ERIC HASERT/TCPALM)
     
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    Imagine how many disabled women this man raped over the years.

    I knew a mentally disabled woman whose mental age was about about 5 and she was raped by a black man. She had a son after the rape. He was given up for adoption. 30 years later she would still scream bloody murder if she saw a dark skin black man. Her son eventually found her and visited her every week.

     
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    The family is suing for 45 million and claim that this is not the first time the woman has been impregnated
     
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    While she was in that facility? It’s hard to not believe that everyone that works there is trash.
     
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    https://jezebel.com/the-story-of-the-woman-who-was-raped-at-hacienda-health-1834986572

    The story of the incapacitated, bedridden woman who was raped and then gave birth at Hacienda HealthCare last December just keeps on getting worse—new documents allege that the woman had been repeatedly raped and had possibly been pregnant in the past.

    More details, via CNN:

    The Maricopa County Medical Center examined the woman after she gave birth and concluded she’d been “violated repeatedly,” the documents allege. Her giving birth was likely a “repeat parous event,” which means she may have been pregnant before, the documents say.
     
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    From cnn:

    From the claim, it's unclear whether she carried the previous pregnancy her family believes she had to term.

    It said the woman suffered multiple sexual assaults that caused her permanent physical and emotional pain, and caused her parents significant emotional distress.

    The woman has intellectual disabilities as a result of childhood seizures, and is bedridden and nonverbal. But she can move some of her extremities, respond to sound and make facial gestures, according to her family.

    Her parents had previously requested that she be cared for by female employees and was assured that would happen, but it did not, the documents allege. Instead, unsupervised male caretakers, including the suspect, were allowed to go into her room, the documents say.

    The documents accuse the state of being "vicariously liable for the negligence, gross negligence and medical negligence" at Hacienda.

    Woman allegedly showed signs of pregnancy
    Before the patient delivered her baby, there were 83 missed opportunities to diagnose the pregnancy, according to the documents.
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    Related Article: Ex-prosecutor tapped to review how woman in vegetative state gave birth

    "Over the past couple of days to weeks, the staff had noticed increased abdominal distention, and firmness," the documents allege.

    The day she gave birth, she was "undergoing a workup for possible GI illnesses such as diverticulitis," according to the documents.

    "The nurse on staff had noticed the patient no longer had abdominal distention or tenderness. An hour later, she returned to the room and lifted the sheets, and found that the baby's head had delivered," the documents say.

    Her caretakers failed to detect her pregnancy despite signs such as missed periods, a "mass" in her abdomen, growing weight and swollen legs. As a result, she went through her pregnancy without any proper care and in a state of malnutrition, the documents allege.

    The claim seeks a $25 million settlement for the victim and $10 million for each of her parents within two months or the lawyers will take the case to court.
     
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    So this happened before and at the same facility? How could you just leave her there? Assurances from the nursing home don't mean squat because they can't (and obviously don't) monitor room access 24/7.

    And if the parents were regular visitors to their daughter, wouldn't they have noticed the signs of pregnancy that the nurses obviously overlooked?

    What happened to that other fetus/child?
     
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    IMO, even though it really sucks but if you have a relative that needs to be in any type of assisted living facility then the staff needs to know that you are going to be there regularly or be on some sneak surprise visits otherwise they either don't get the care they need and/or are being abused. As a former caregiver, I know it's draining but there's so many people out there who like to think they are good people and will put up a good front but watch out when they think nobody's looking.
     
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    :cry3::cry3::cry3::cry3::cry3::cry3::cry3::cry3: My heart is heavy.
     
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    I already have plans that once my senses start to go it’s euthanasia for me. Even old people get raped in these places.
     
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    I wonder how many black women this happened to and it got covered up. Countless. White and black but I imagine black more so. And native/hispanics too. The way we get treated in the healthcare system.
     
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    I agree, however, the family was likely very limited in which facility their daughter got to stay in. I think I read in one article that they live hours away. Transportation can be a huge hinderance in getting low income folks to visit sick relatives. I have patients whose parents live 2-3 hours away and just dont have a way to make it in to visit their child. Even Medicaid transportation is not very reliable, especially in rural areas. Not to mention that they probably have other children, jobs, etc. If you have other kids, then you have to find a babysitter, get off work, etc.

    And then to have that go on for 20 something years? It had to have been a big drain financially and time wise.
     
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    What happened to the baby?
     

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