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Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation – The Cut

A January 11, 2019, article in The Cut, by authors, Kimberly Truong and Claire Lampen, was entitled, “Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation”. The article delineates that, “On December 29 (2018), a woman who had been in a vegetative state for over two decades gave birth in an Arizona nursing facility, prompting authorities to investigate what looks like a case of sexual assault.” According to Truong and Lampen, following the “resignation,” just a few days later, of the “CEO of the corporation that runs the nursing home, they learned that, though “it was previously reported that the woman had been a patient at Hacienda HealthCare for about 14 years, new records obtained by People found that she had been at the facility since she was between the ages of 2 and 3. The records also indicated that she has quadriplegia and a seizure disorder, along with recurrent pneumonia.”

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Outraged family members spoke to Fox10, and, later, as described in the article, an anonymous source for another news outlet, KKPHO-TV, told the reporters that they, “know that at some point last spring or summer, someone sexually assaulted a woman who was in a persistent vegetative state, and she became pregnant.” Truong and Lampen continued: “Authorities have reportedly remained tight-lipped about the case, but given the circumstances, sexual abuse would seem to be the most logical conclusion.”

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