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MASSACHUSETTS: Fitchburg Man Gets 3 Years For Not Disclosing HIV to Sex Partners




 

SentinelandEnterprise.com (10.24.12) Aids Weekly Plus

A Fitchburg, Mass., man who is HIV-positive and had unprotected sex with several partners without informing them that he was infected with the virus pled guilty to related charges and was sentenced to three years in prison on October 24. The Massachusetts man, who is now 20, was 19 when he was charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of statutory rape—one of his partners was only 13 years of age. According to the Fitchburg District Court documents, the statutory rape charge was reduced to indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and one of the three charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was dropped. The Fitchburg man will spend three years in the Worcester House of Corrections, with credit given for the 199 days that he has already served during the time of his trial. After his release he will be on probation with monitoring until October 2017. Upon his release he has been ordered to stay away from his victims and cannot have any contact with children under 14. In addition he will be required to undergo counseling and submit a DNA sample to the state.



 


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