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Arizona nurse arrested in California child sex case

Emily Stephens, a nurse living in Tucson, Ariz., Rashel Brandon, a Dominican Hospital nurse, (center), and Dr. James Kohut (right) have been charged with sex crimes with children. (AP) Emily Stephens, a nurse living in Tucson, Ariz., Rashel Brandon, a Dominican Hospital nurse, (center), and Dr. James Kohut (right) have been charged with sex crimes with children. (AP)
Emily Joy Stephens (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Emily Joy Stephens (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
James Kohut (Source: Watsonville Police Department) James Kohut (Source: Watsonville Police Department)
Rashel Brandon (Source: Watsonville Police Department) Rashel Brandon (Source: Watsonville Police Department)
SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. (AP) -

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 reports 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.

[RELATED: Pima County nurse accused in sexual assault case]

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.

Court documents show the child abuse happened on May 9, 2017.

[RELATED: Doctor, nurses charged in California with child sexual abuse]

Stephens, who works as a nurse in Pima County, Arizona, and Brandon also face charges for allegedly capturing the abuse on video.

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