NURSE ARRESTED OVER US CARE HOME PATIENT PREGNANCY

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Police in Arizona say they have arrested a nurse after a patient at a care facility gave birth.

The suspect has been named as 36 year old Nathan Sutherland, who worked at the Hacienda Healthcare clinic.

He is being charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of abusing a vulnerable adult.

The 29-year-old patient, who has reportedly been in the care of the clinic since she was a toddler, gave birth on December 29.

After the birth, a police investigation into the sexual assault was launched and DNA samples were collected from male staff.

Authorities said Mr Sutherland is a licensed practical nurse who was responsible for caring for the victim during the time the sexual assault took place.

He is being held at the Maricopa County Jail.