Paul Anthony Menchaca

Paul Anthony Menchaca, 31, is accused of pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring care givers to bathe him and change his diapers.
He faces charges of felony fraud and sex abuse after three female caregivers came forward with allegations.
Police say Menchaca posed as a woman named “Amy” on caregiver sites searching for women to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome.

An Arizona man has been arrested after being accused of pretending to have Down syndrome to hire caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers.

Paul Anthony Menchaca, 31, is facing felony fraud and sex abuse charges after posing as a woman named “Amy” on caregiver sites searching for women to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome, police say.

The three caregivers who were ultimately hired would then arrive at a home in Gilbert and perform such duties on Menchaca, believing he was mentally disabled and needed assistance, according to ABC 15.

Menchaca would use apps like Carelinx and care.com to find the caregivers, police say.

“‘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 seen by CBS 5. “All three victims were paid in cash by [Menchaca] when they picked him up and dropped him off from neutral locations.”

The first victim told police that she changed Menchaca’s diaper and gave him baths 30 times this summer.

The second and third victims, who also know the first victim, told police they took over caregiving duties in July and August respectively.

All three women claimed that Menchaca would become sexually aroused when he was being bathed.

“He needed shower and grooming, he couldn’t use the bathroom himself, he couldn’t really be alone by himself. …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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