Disgusting. I hope he is thrown under the jail for this.
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.Am I mistaken or are there 3 men abusing this woman? Eeerbody needs to go to jail, no matter who the daddy is!
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
(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.
https://jezebel.com/the-story-of-the-woman-who-was-raped-at-hacienda-health-1834986572While she was in that facility? It’s hard to not believe that everyone that works there is trash.
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
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)
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)
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.