Man who exposed women to HIV sentenced

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Tuesday, June 12 2007 Jun 12, 2007 Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:51:22 PM CDT June 12, 2007 in News
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ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A Kansas City man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for exposing a St. Joseph woman to HIV through sexual contact. Sean Sykes was convicted of the charge last month. It was the 33-year-old Sykes fourth conviction for exposing someone to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Circuit Court Judge Daniel Kellogg said given that fact, the maximum sentence was appropriate. A woman who contracted HIV from Sykes, testified before the sentencing that doctors have given her about two years to live if the right medication combination isn't found. A Missouri health department counselor said Sykes has infected at least three woman with the virus since he first contracted it in 1991, and exposed at least eight woman.

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