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October 28, 2009

Minnesota Man Receives 90 Days in Jail for Allegedly Exposing Woman to HIV

Jessie Allen Tuff has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for allegedly exposing Debra Jean Miller of Duluth, Minnesota, to HIV by having unprotected sex with her without disclosing his status, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Medical records show that Tuff has also tested positive for hepatitis C. Miller, however, continues to test negative for both blood-borne infections.

Last month, Tuff pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm.

In court on October 27, Tuff also apologized to Miller, 50, who told authorities she had a consensual sexual relationship with Tuff in 2008. The judge fined Tuff $100 and ordered him to pay $332.26 for medical testing and transportation costs.

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