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Police asking for tips on Hacienda Healthcare sex assault case

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 21:17:44-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are now asking for the public’s help in the case of an incapacitated woman who delivered a baby at a care facility last month.

Police said Wednesday they were initially called to Hacienda Healthcare around 3:45 p.m. on December 29 in response to an “infant code” call, or an infant in distress.

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Police say the baby was in fact in distress, and both mother and child were taken to the hospital where they are recovering.

Officials say they have been working diligently to find the suspect in the sexual assault investigation.

Anyone can contact the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

The case led the CEO of Hacienda, Bill Timmons, to announce his resignation Monday.

An online petition has been started to shut down the care facility . As of Wednesday morning, it had nearly 4,000 signatures.