Lo­cal HIV-pos­i­tive man charged with as­sault

Richmond Hill Post - - Crime -

A 26-year-old male ac­cused re­cently ap­peared in court fol­low­ing his ar­rest on charges of sex­ual as­sault.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion of the ac­cused be­gan in Fe­bru­ary 2014 fol­low­ing the as­sault of a fe­male vic­tim with a deadly weapon. The ac­cused is also al­leged to have ut­tered threats to the vic­tim.

Upon fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion it was re­vealed that, in Oc­to­ber 2011, the ac­cused, who knew that he was HIV pos­i­tive at the time, had know­ingly en­gaged in un­pro­tected sex with a per­son un­der the le­gal age of con­sent. The mi­nor was in­fected with the dis­ease fol­low­ing this in­ci­dent.

York Re­gional Po­lice be­lieve there to be more vic­tims and say the ac­cused has been known to so­licit sex through on­line clas­si­fied ads re­quest­ing “ca­sual en­coun­ters.” They are urg­ing any­one who may have come into sex­ual con­tent with the ac­cused to come for­ward. A photo and de­scrip­tion of the ac­cused is avail­able on­line.

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