Man infects himself with HIV to give people AIDS!

Man infects himself with HIV to give people AIDS!

JUNE 08, 2018

An Arkansas man admitted in court that he purposefully contracted HIV so that he could pass the virus along to others.

Stephen Koch, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to expose a person with HIV on Monday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The Scranton, Arkansas, resident was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, delivery of meth and eight counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

Koch was detained for the drug-related charges but then a confidential informant shared that the man was looking at child pornography, causing more charges to be added.

Searches through Koch's text messages and other devices indicated to officials that the man had intentionally infected himself with HIV, said chief deputy prosecutor Stuart Cearley.

According to Cearley, Koch planned to go on a double date and was set to lie to others about his status.

Koch was detained for the drug-related charges but then a confidential informant shared that the man was looking at child pornography, causing more charges to be added.

According to Cearley, Koch planned to go on a double date and was set to lie to others about his status.

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