An Arizona man is accused of pretending to have Down syndrome so he could hire caregivers who bathed him and changed his diapers, authorities said. Police arrested Paul Anthony Menchaca, 31, at his parents’ home in Gilbert after his female caregivers discovered he didn’t have special needs, news station KTNV reported.
Menchaca contacted and hired a helper while allegedly posing as a woman named “Amy,” who claimed to be the mother of a man with Down syndrome. The caregiver told police that she helped bathe and change the man’s diapers on 30 separate occasions. In five separate incidents, Menchaca reportedly told her that his genitals were not cleaned well enough. She then referred the second caregiver in July and the third the following month.
All three women agreed to the same terms and claimed that Menchaca would become sexually aroused when he was being washed. Menchaca now faces charges for fraudulent schemes and sexual abuse.