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The latest on the ex-nurse charged with raping patient at Hacienda Healthcare

Nathan Sutherland's trial date will be determined on August 28.

Editor's note: The above video is from a July 1 newscast.

Another hearing has been set for a former nurse charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at a long-term care center in Phoenix.

In a pretrial conference Tuesday, the new hearing date was established. The purpose of the Aug. 28 hearing will be to set a trial date for Nathan Sutherland. The judge suggested they aim for a trial date in early 2020.

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During the pretrial conference, the defense attorney told the judge he as 2,000 pages of reports and several hours of video to look through.

The 30-year-old patient, who had been living at Hacienda Healthcare since 1992, gave birth to a boy at the facility on Dec. 29.

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Employees said they had no idea she was pregnant.

Sutherland has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

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He was fired and gave up his nursing license after his arrest.

Sutherland had lost an appeal of an order requiring a test to determine if he has sexually transmitted diseases.

It's unclear whether Sutherland has taken the test.

Timeline: The sexual assault investigation

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