Woman in vegetative state gives birth in Arizona

Healthy baby boy born Dec. 29

Phoenix police are investigating possible sex abuse at a nursing facility after a female patient recently became pregnant and gave birth. (KPHO via CNN)

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK via CNN Wire) -- Police in Phoenix, Arizona, are investigating possible sex abuse at a nursing facility after a female patient recently became pregnant and gave birth.

Sources said the alleged victim has been a patient at the Hacienda HealthCare facility for at least a decade after a near-drowning incident left her in a vegetative state. That woman gave birth to a baby boy on Dec. 29.

“None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with the situation said.

“How were they alerted to the fact that she was going into labor?” asked KPHO/KTVK reporter Briana Whitney.

“From what I’ve been told she was moaning. And they didn’t know what was wrong with her,” the source said.

KPHO/KTVK also learned that the baby is alive.

“There was a nurse that was there, and from what I’ve heard she’s the one that delivered the baby,” the woman said.

“What do we know about the baby?” asked Whitney.