A man who is infected with HIV is facing charges after having sex with two women and the prosecutor believes there may be more victims. According to the prosecutor from Montgomery County, “Our concern, quite frankly, is that he is a serial offender in that he continues to engage in this behavior with numerous victims in Maryland as well as Virginia.”
While that was what the prosecutor told the judge, the man’s attorney and mother had a different view. They believe that the man “should be considered safe.” The man, who is a recovering alcoholic, is currently attending Alcoholics Anonymous, but had two months where he consumed a lot of alcohol.
The man met the two women at a bar in Bethesda, Maryland, but on different nights. Neither woman was in court, but it appears that both women are taking HIV-prevention medicine. One woman found medical records in the defendant’s bag that showed he was HIV positive. The man faces nine counts of transferring or attempting to transfer HIV.
The judge did grant the man bond — $5,000 — but there are several conditions. He can only leave to attend AA meetings, treatment or to see his attorney. He must stay at his mother’s house and is not allowed to have contact with any women who are not related to him.
If you are facing similar charges, it’s important to contact a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible to develop your defense to the charges. These types of allegations can destroy your personal and professional life, as well as carry substantial penalties. Your attorney can provide advice on how to proceed with such a case.
Source: The Washington Post, “Prosecutors say Montgomery man with HIV may be a serial offender” Dan Morse, Oct. 27, 2014