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December 18, 2009

Positive Iowa Man Arrested for Unprotected Sex Without Disclosing Status

A Waterloo, Iowa, man named Donald Eugene Bogardus was arrested for allegedly having unprotected sex without disclosing his HIV-positive status to his partner, reports the WCF Courier.

Court records do not say whether his partner contracted HIV, but in Iowa a person can be charged for criminal HIV transmission—a Class B —whether or not transmission actually takes place.

According to the article, Bogardus had unprotected sex with his partner three times and never disclosed his status. His partner, who remains unidentified, filed a report, and Bogardus was arrested after a police investigation.

Bogardus is being held on a cash-only $50,000 bond and he faces up to 25 years in prison.

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