[Update]US: 10 years sentence for man previously found to be “risk to the public” for alleged HIV non-disclosure

July 26, 2019

Source: WearTV, July 26, 2019

HIV positive man deemed a ‘danger to society’ gets 10-year prison sentence

The man deemed “a danger to society” by an Escambia County jury was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in state prison and five years of probation.

RX was charged with three felony counts of having sex with women without telling them he’s HIV positive.

He pleaded no contest to those charges.

The State Attorney’s Office says X didn’t score in the range to receive state prison as a punishment, so the state put into question X’s danger to the public.

A penalty procedure was held in April. A jury deemed him a danger to society.

According to court records, he will get credit for the time he served in jail which is 612 days. 


Source WearTV on July 12, 2019

Sentencing rescheduled for Escambia man accused of spreading HIV to partners

The Florida man who was deemed as “a danger to society” by an Escambia County jury had a another competency hearing on Friday.

According to court records, RX was charged three felony counts of having sex with women and without telling them he’s HIV positive.

X pleaded no contest to those charges and testified in court saying ” I’m not a monster.”

The arrest report states X admitted he knew about his positive test result since September of 2016 and believes there are additional victims.

The State Attorney Office says X didn’t “score” in the range to receive state prison as a punishment, so the state put into question Bradford’s danger to the public.

A penalty procedure was held in April and a jury determines X was a danger to society.

On Thursday X asked to court to withdraw his plea, saying he was incompetent at the time.

Court records show, the judge denied the motion and X faces a sentence of fifteen years in prison.

X is scheduled to be sentenced on July 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. after Defense Attorney Patrece Cashwell told the judge she had 11 witnesses to see for the case.


 Source: WearTV on May 31, 2019

Pensacola man accused of spreading HIV to women faces 15 years in prison

A Pensacola man who admitted to not sharing his HIV status with his sexual partners was back in court on Thursday.

According to court records, X’s attorneys tried to withdraw his guilty plea, but the judge said he will move forward with the case.

We reported back in April that an Escambia County jury deemed X a danger to society after it took them no more than an hour to reach their decision.

Police reports indicated the incidents occurred in Escambia County and Pensacola between September 2016 and October 2017.

X was arrested in 2017, according to records filed and he faces up to 15 years in state prison.

The state attorney says X will be sentenced in July 2019.


Published in WearTV on April 11, 2019

“I’m not a monster”, Man admits to hiding HIV status

A man who admitted to having sex with women without telling them he is HIV positive has been deemed a danger to society by an Escambia County jury.

Channel 3 News’ Chorus Nylander was the only reporter in the courtroom.

It took an Escambia County jury no more than an hour to reach their decision– determining X is a danger to the public which means he will get a harsher sentence.

This was a historic case of sorts for the 1st District Court, its first penalty phase proceeding meaning the jury was here not to determine guilt but more broadly if he’s a risk to the public.

 Two victims took the stand providing emotional testimony of their account of what happened.
 
At one point, the jury was asked to leave the courtroom so one of them could compose themselves.
 

The defense held onto improvements in medicine to control HIV infections for leniency The State saying that’s irrelevant to his crimes Bodiford took the stand apologizing to the victims.

“I feel very very horrible about the situation I’ve learned my lesson I’ve never intended to hurt these women I cared for these women I’m not some monster,” Bodiford told the Judge and jury.

His sentence will ultimately be up to the judge who will take up the issue on May 17th.


 Published in WearTV on July 19th, 2019

REPORT: Court date set for man arrested for having sex without disclosing HIV status

A 26-year-old Escambia man arrested for having sex with at least three women and not informing them he was HIV positive has a court date.

RX has a court date set for August 2nd.

According to a report warrant, the incidents happened between September 2016 and October 2017 in Escambia County and Pensacola per the warrant.

X confessed to deputies he is HIV positive, the warrant stated.

A relative listed in the report stated she believed he’s known since 2012 of his sexual status.

Investigators believe there could be more victims.


Published in WearTV on Jan 29, 2018

Bond denied for HIV positive man accused of infecting women

Bond has been denied for an Escambia County man accused of not disclosing his positive HIV status to women he slept with. The bond hearing for 25-year-old RX was held Monday, January 29th.

In court, his docket day was rescheduled for April 18th. According to the State Attorney’s Office, a competency hearing will be scheduled between now and his scheduled docket day.

WEAR ABC 3 previously reported X was arrested in November 2017 for three felony counts of crimes against a person. According to the 2017 Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) arrest report, at least three women who had unprotected sex with X told deputies he never warned them that he is HIV positive.

The report states X admitted he knew about his positive test result since September of 2016 and believes there are additional victims. As of January 2018 he remains in the Escambia County Jail under a $100,000 bond.