Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Raping Incapacitated Woman At Hacienda Healthcare

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 3:53pm

A projected trial date been set for the man accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated woman at her long-term care facility. 

A judge has tentatively set a trial date for Nathan Sutherland, the former Hacienda Healthcare nurse who allegedly raped one of his patients, for February 2020.

Sutherland has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult. The victim gave birth to a baby boy last December.

Phoenix police obtained a DNA sample from several individuals, including Sutherland. His DNA matched that of the baby’s, according to police. 

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