Police Say Baby's DNA Matches Nurse's Aide
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 3, 2005
BLOOMINGDALE, ILLINOIS--A former nursing home employee was charged with raping a 23-year-old resident with developmental and physical disabilities after tests matched his DNA with that of her infant daughter.
Reynaldo Brucal, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. He was still being held in DuPage County Jail late Wednesday. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Brucal worked as an aide at the 109-bed Alden Village Health Facility for Children and Young Adults for a short time last year. When it was discovered that the woman -- who cannot walk or talk -- was pregnant, police took DNA samples from about 50 male employees, including Brucal.
The woman gave birth to the healthy baby girl in August. The woman's mother is now the child's guardian.
Brucal faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.