Arizona Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped And Gave Birth Is Shutting Down

The board of directors made the decision to close the facility after state officials ordered third-party oversight of daily operations, following the unexpected pregnancy of a patient.

The long-term care facility in Arizona where an incapacitated woman was raped, and later gave birth, will close. Hacienda HealthCare's board of directors announced the closing Thursday.

Hacienda officials said they couldn't continue running the facility, which serves children and young adults with intellectual disabilities.State officials criticized the decision to close, arguing it wasn't in the

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