Caregiver arrested after mentally disabled woman gives birth at Florida group home
KTLA / Brevard County
Willie Shorter

via KTLA:

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (KTLA/CNN) -- A caregiver was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a disabled adult after a woman from the Florida group home where he worked gave birth to his child, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Willie Shorter, 58, was arrested Wednesday, the same day police received DNA results showing he was the father of the woman’s child, the affidavit from the Rockledge Police Department said.

The woman is described in the document as mentally challenged, with the mental capacity of a small child. She cannot tell the difference between the truth and a lie or right and wrong, and therefore is unable to consent to sexual intercourse, it says.

In January 2015, the woman, identified only as "DB," was pregnant. She identified three possible fathers, two of whom were eliminated early in the investigation.

The third man she identified was Shorter, who denied being the father. There was not enough evidence at the time to obtain a DNA sample, the affidavit says.

Despite giving birth, the woman was not removed from the home, which was not named in the document.

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