COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 47-year-old David Brown yesterday, for knowingly spreading HIV to at least two women.
According to the arrest report, two women came forward in April, saying they had not been informed of Brown's status before being intimate with him and testing positive themselves.
"It's still a crime even if your partner did not get HIV," said Deb Milsap, Collier County Health Department spokeswoman. "It's still a crime if you had unprotected sex with them and if you have HIV."
One of the women had a voicemail, reportedly left by Brown, in which he admitted to having the virus and witholding that information from the victim.
"If someone's infecting people without them knowing, it's a problem because the sooner you get treated the more likely it will be a livable condition," said Milsap.
Brown was interrogated by deputies yesterday, at which time they say he gave a full confession, was arrested and transported to the Naples Jail Center.
Today in court, a judge ordered that Brown have no contact with the victims, and set his bond at $30,000 ($15,000 for each count).
Brown will be in court again on May 27.