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GILBERT, AZ, (THECOUNT) — Arizona man, Paul Anthony Menchaca, has been identified as the suspect arrested, after being accused of pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers so they could bathe him and change his diapers.
According to police, Menchaca, 31, posed online as “Amy” and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of her “son” with down syndrome, local reports say.
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All Menchaca’s victims are women and responded to online ads. The first victim said she helped bathe and change Menchaca’s diapers on 30 separate occasions.
That victim told police there were five “… separate incidents when [Menchaca] aggressively said his genitals were not cleaned enough ….”
“’Amy’ asked all three victims to ‘punish’ [Menchaca] when he soiled his diaper by putting him in timeout and taking away his privileges,” according to the probable cause for arrest statement. “All three victims were paid in cash by [Menchaca] when they picked him up and dropped him off from neutral locations.”
“He needed shower and grooming, he couldn’t use the bathroom himself, he couldn’t really be alone by himself. He acted like a child; his whole demeanor was childlike. He would act in tantrums, talk like a child, act like a child,” one caregiver told KNXV. “Why would you do that? Why would you make us change you knowing you didn’t have to. Why didn’t you give us a choice?” source
Menchaca was found out when the first victim became suspicious and followed him home. All three victims eventually confronted Menchaca, who admitted to lying.
Menchaca has been employed by a local school district for two years in various support staff positions. He resigned on August 31.
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