Soldier Guilty In HIV Case
Posted by pozlife on November 7, 2007
by The Associated Press
Posted: November 2, 2007 – 1:00 pm ET
(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) An HIV-positive paratrooper pleaded guilty to assault Thursday for knowingly having unprotected sex with a male teenager he met online.
Pfc. Johnny Lamar Dalton, who is a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, entered his plea during a court-martial at Fort Bragg.
A military judge sentenced Dalton, 25, to 40 months in prison. The sentence included a reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge.
Dalton was ordered last November not to have unprotected sex after he was found to have HIV. State law also prohibits a person infected with HIV from having sex unless condoms are used and sexual partners are notified.
Doctors discovered the 17-year-old had HIV during a routine blood test, and his mother notified the military.
Dalton also pleaded guilty to violating a direct order, aggravated assault, committing an indecent act and using marijuana.
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