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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:39

Man Gets 5 Years in Prison in HIV Exposure Case

Rodney Carr Rodney Carr SCSO
MEMPHIS – A Memphis man convicted of knowingly exposing a woman to the HIV virus was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Rodney Carr was convicted in September of felony criminal exposure to HIV after a 35-year-old woman told a Criminal Court jury that she was involved in a sexual relationship with Carr in 2009 and 2010.
She said Carr, who she met at a church, never told her he had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The woman said she discovered she was HIV positive after the relationship ended and through subpoenaed records learned that Carr had tested positive for HIV in 2005.
Assistant district attorney Austin Scofield, who prosecuted the case, said at least three doctors had notified Carr of his HIV status.
Carr was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Paula Skahan who called him a danger to the community after learning that, even after his conviction, Carr was soliciting for dates online.