Local HIV-positive man charged with assault
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.