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Old 02-07-2019, 04:22 PM
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Default Willie the negro caretaker impregnates disabled WF, 43 w/ "the mental capacity of ... a small child"

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Bridges employee arrested after fathering child with a woman with disabilities, police say
Updated 4:41 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2019



An employee at a Rockledge facility for people with disabilities was arrested Wednesday after police said he fathered a child with one of the clients.

Willie Shorter, 58, of the 1300 block of Briarwood Drive, was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled person. He posted $15,000 bail Thursday at the Brevard County Jail and did not make a first appearance in court, the State Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors will be scheduling an arraignment date.

Shorter was "direct support staff" in charge of helping care for the adult client and other people with developmental disabilities at a group home operated by Bridges
, according to president and CEO David Cooke.

Police described Shorter as a "caretaker" in his arrest report.

Bridges is a nonprofit centered in Rockledge that provides services for people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.



In January 2015, staff discovered the woman, who police said in a report had "the mental capacity of ... a small child," was pregnant, Cooke said.

Bridges immediately contacted Rockledge police, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, he said.

Shorter was questioned during the initial investigation but denied the allegations. There was not enough evidence at the time to require a DNA sample from him, according to his arrest report.

The baby was born in May 2015 and adopted by the woman's family, Cooke said.

Shorter voluntarily submitted a DNA sample last April, after the woman told police he had touched her genitals, according to reports. On Wednesday, the DNA came back a match with the child, police said.
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Father of woman raped inside group home speaks out

'My feelings inside of me are pain'

Updated: 6:50 PM EST Feb 11, 2019



SEBASTIAN, Fla. —

Robert Blanchard couldn’t hold back his emotions as he talked about his daughter and the man accused of raping and impregnating her.


“My feelings inside of me are pain,” the Sebastian man said, pausing to gather himself. “A lot of hurt.”

Last Wednesday, police arrested 58-year-old Willie Shorter and charged him with sexually assaulting 43-year-old Dawn Blanchard.

Investigators said Shorter is the father of Blanchard’s baby boy, born in 2015.

Shorter was an employee at a group home in Rockledge, Brevard County run by a company called Bridges.

Blanchard was a resident there.
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