Chicago Man Charged With Knowingly Exposing Girlfriend To HIV
Johanson Little, 31, of Illinois is facing felony charges after being accused of having unprotected sex with his ex-girlfriend while failing to disclose that he’s HIV positive, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Little and the unnamed woman dated for a year, between June 2012 and June 2013. Months after their breakup, in February, the woman tested positive for HIV, says District Attorney Dan Griffin. Though Little had initially told his ex-girlfriend that his wife died of ovarian cancer, she later found out from family members that his deceased wife died of AIDS.
Upon her discovery, Griffin says the woman confronted Little, who admitted that he was, in fact, HIV positive and was aware of this during their relationship. As it turns out, he has been aware of his positive status since 2003. Little has been arrested and charged with criminal transmission of HIV, which is a class two felony. Bail has been set at $750,000.