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Nurse Who Cared for Woman Who Gave Birth Is Arrested

Police say DNA from Nathan Sutherland, 36, matched that of baby boy
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2019 10:30 AM CST
Updated Jan 23, 2019 2:33 PM CST
This photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Nathan Sutherland.   (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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(Newser) – Phoenix police on Wednesday announced an arrest in the case of an incapacitated woman who gave birth in December at Hacienda HealthCare facility. The Arizona Republic reports the Phoenix police crime lab on Tuesday determined the baby boy's DNA matched that of 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, who was compelled to give up his DNA by a court order. He was a licensed practical nurse at the facility who cared for the 29-year-old victim. Sutherland has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse. The latest:

  • ABC News reports Sutherland's DNA sample was obtained on Tuesday. The New York Times reports he was employed by Hacienda HealthCare through Tuesday and fired shortly after his arrest.

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