A former gospel rapper turned male nurse has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman who has been in coma for 14 years at the hospital he works at gave birth.

The nurse identified as Nathan Sutherland was arrested on Wednesday, January 23, for raping the unnamed 29-year-old patient at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sutherland belonged to a two-person rap group called 'SLEEPLESSLOULJAZ'. He went by the stage name 'Nate'.

Male nurse who raped and impregnated a woman in coma used to be a Gospel rapper

The biography for the musical group says Sutherland and his musical partner ‘T’ were ‘adopted by 2 US citizens from a Haitian Orphanage in 1989 at the ages of 7(Nate) and 4(T).

They had to learn the English language within 3 months so that they would not be too far behind others their own ages in school.’

It added:

They have never from the birth canal to now have never had anything handed over to them on a silver platter. Their adoptive parents made sure of it.

The rap group have performed at the Faith Center West Family Church and at small concert venues and once performed at a father’s day luncheon at a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010.

Male nurse who raped and impregnated a woman in coma used to be a Gospel rapper

Sutherland has been charged with raping the vulnerable woman after she gave birth on December 29th and police matched his DNA to the baby that the victim had.

He is currently being held at Maricopa county jail in Arizona.

Staff at Hacienda HealthCare were unaware the patient was pregnant until she went into labor. The baby is now being cared for by the woman's family.

The 29-year-old woman has been a patient at the facility for the last 26 years, after being left disabled following a near drowining accident at the age of three.

She's been in coma for 14 years.