Man pleads guilty to recklessly spreading HIV
AUDRAIN COUNTY - A mid-Missouri man has pleaded guilty to recklessly exposing another person with HIV, a class B felony.
Warren Williams pleaded Monday and was sentenced to five years probation. As part of his probation, Williams will be required to complete 200 hours of community service, comply with future medical treatment, and notify future partners of his HIV status. Should he violate the terms of his probation, he could spend up to 10 years in prison.
Williams had contact with his female victim from January 2005 to April of 2007. During this time, prosecutors say he did not reveal his HIV status to the victim.
Audrain County prosecutors said Williams was arrested in August 2014 in Arizona. He was brought back to Missouri to await trial September 5, 2014.
Prosecutors only charged Williams in connection with the one female victim. They said weren't sure how many other possible victims there could be.
Williams did not make any additional statements following his guilty plea.