SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The third suspect arrested in a Northern California child abuse case involving a brain surgeon and a nurse has been identified as a 29-year-old Arizona nurse.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Wednesday court documents show Emily Joy Stephens was arrested May 12 in Tucson, Arizona on six felony child sex abuse charges involving three children under the age of 10 and three children under 14.
Stephens is accused along with Dr. James Kohut, who was arrested Sunday at his home in Santa Cruz, and nurse Rashel Brandon, arrested May 9 in nearby Watsonville.
Kohut, a brain surgeon, and Brandon worked at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.
Court documents show the child abuse happened on May 9, 2017.
Stephens, who works as a nurse in Pima County, Arizona, and Brandon also face charges for allegedly capturing the abuse on video.
Pima County jail records show that Stephens is being held without bond.