Athens police arrest another HIV-infected man for sex without warnings
For the second time in two months local authorities have arrested someone for allegedly having sex without disclosing to their partner that they suffered from HIV. Athens-Clarke County police arrested on Thursday 41-year-old X on a warrant charging him with felony reckless conduct. The arrest stemmed from an Athens woman’s complaint last month that X didn’t tell her he had HIV until after they had engaged in sexual intercourse on multiple occasions over the course of six months, according to police. Ricky Billings, 52, of Athens, was arrested on the same charge in November.
The investigation that led to X’s arrest started on Dec. 12 when a 35-year-old Athens woman reported to police she had been in a relationship with X between April 1 and Sept. 30. She alleged to police that it wasn’t until after they had sex as many as 20 times that he told her he had HIV. The woman said she and X had relations at both his home in Jackson County and her home in Athens, police said. The woman told police that X lived in Jefferson, but did not know his address. Authorities listed X with an address on Sycamore Drive. She also claimed to have searched X’s cellphone and found more than a dozen other women she suspects had sex with her former boyfriend, according to police. She expressed concern that those other women had been endangered. The police report contained no mention of whether X and the alleged victim had unprotected sex.