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Arizona man arrested for allegedly faking Down syndrome and requesting diaper changes, bathing

Posted: 10:26 AM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 15:26:51Z

An Arizona man is facing five counts of sexual abuse and three counts of fraud after he pretended to have Down Syndrome in order to be cared for by care workers. 

According to court documents, one of the care workers responded to an ad on Carelinx.com from a person named Amy asking for someone to take care of her 31-year-old son, Paul Anthony Menchaca.

One of the care workers, Sara Allen, spoke to NBC affiliate KPNX about the situation. 

Allen was requested by the ad to give Menchaca diaper changes and bathe him. Allen said she gave Menchaca care around 30 different times.

Allen also said there were at least five times that Menchaca told her his genitals weren't cleaned enough and she had to clean them more thoroughly. 

Allen said she became suspicious one day and decided to follow Menchaca one day after she dropped him off at a neutral location. It was their she found Menchaca's real parents who then told her he did not have Down syndrome.