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March 6, 2012

Ohio Man With HIV Faces 3 Years in Prison for Unprotected Sex

Randal Brown, a 23-year-old man charged with felonious assault for allegedly having unprotected sex with a girlfriend without disclosing his HIV-positive status, entered a plea agreement for a recommended three-year sentence, Vindy.com reports. Brown, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, was reportedly in a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old female college student for several months without disclosing his status. He later told her that he was born with HIV and had known about his diagnosis since he was 15. It remains unclear if the woman contracted HIV. Despite the three-year plea agreement, a felonious assault charge can carry a prison term of eight years and the judge is not compelled to follow the plea agreement. Sentencing takes place May 3.

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