Mo. Student Charged with Exposing 4 More to HIV

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago November 29, 2013 Nov 29, 2013 Friday, November 29 2013 Friday, November 29, 2013 1:27:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. CHARLES (AP) - A former Lindenwood University student faces additional charges accusing him of exposing four more people to the HIV virus that causes AIDS without the victims' knowledge.

St. Charles County prosecutors charged 22-year-old Michael L. Johnson in October with potentially exposing a 19-year-old Lindenwood student to the virus. Police said Johnson and the victim had unprotected sex in the wrestler's Lindenwood dorm after Johnson was diagnosed as HIV-positive.

Police asked anyone else who had an intimate relationship with Johnson to contact investigators.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports prosecutors last week added four felony charges to the initial charge. The St. Charles County prosecutor's office says the additional counts of recklessly risking infection of another with HIV were developed in the investigation.

Johnson's lawyer didn't immediately return a call for comment.

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