Criminal Justice

HIV+ Woman Didn't Tell, Gets 10 Years

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Although it isn’t proven that any sex partner has contracted AIDs from a Missouri woman who has tested positive for the HIV virus that causes the potentially fatal disease, a judge has sentenced her to 10 years in prison for not telling her boyfriend of the risk.

Angela Harris, 27, of St. Charles was sentenced today to two concurrent 10-year terms on two counts of knowingly and recklessly risking infection of another person with HIV, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Lucy Rauch determined the sentence for Harris, who pleaded guilty last month. Each count permitted a prison sentence of between five and 15 years.

Harris reportedly could be eligible for parole in four years or less.

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