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Arizona man arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome

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GILBERT, Ariz. -

Police in Gilbert, Arizona, say a 31-year-old man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers.

Police say Paul Anthony Menchaca posed as "Amy" and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of his son with Down syndrome.

One victim told police that she assisted Menchaca about 30 times over the summer. A second and third victim took over the caregiving duties in July. Police say all three victims know each other.

KNXV reports that at one point, the first victim became suspicious and followed Menchaca to his home after he was dropped off by another caregiver. She knocked on the door and met Menchaca's parents, who said he doesn't have Down syndrome.

All three victims confronted Menchaca, who admitted that he lied to them. 

Menchaca was charged with fraudulent schemes and sexual abuse. 

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