Sexual assault investigation underway after female patient in vegetative state gives birth at Phoenix nursing facility




 

Superior Court judge issues DNA search warrants to Phoenix Police, who are gathering samples from all male staffers and any vendors and contractors who may have had contact with the patient.

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The departures follow Hacienda CEO Bill Timmons resigning on Jan. 7 when news of the sexual-assault investigation was reported.

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