Authorities in Arizona are investigating the rape of a female patient in a vegetative state inside of a nursing facility.
The woman stunned workers when she went into labor, because they didn't know she was pregnant.
The woman has been in a vegetative state at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix for at least 14 years after a near-drowning incident.
"None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth," a nursing facility employee told KPHO.
"How were they alerted to the fact that she was going into labor?" asked KPHO reporter Briana Whitney.
"From what I've been told she was moaning. And they didn't know what was wrong with her," the employee said.
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