Michael L. Johnson
St. Charles authorities say Michael L. Johnson, 22, was charged with recklessly risking infection of another when infected with HIV.
In May, 2013, the victim contacted the St. Charles Police Department after he believed he had been infected with HIV by Johnson who he met through social media.
Johnson, a member of the Lindenwood University wrestling team was told he was positive for the HIV virus in January 2013 and knew of the infection before engaging in sexual activity with the victim but did not disclose it to him.
St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar said Johnson and the victim had sex at least twice in the wrestler's Lindenwood dorm room earlier this year. At that time, the victim contracted the HIV virus
individuals who may have been in an intimate relationship with Johnson to contact the Detective Bureau at (636) 949-3320.
http://fox2now.com/2013/10/10/lindenwood-wrestler-accused-of-infecting-stranger-with-hiv/A Lindenwood University wrestler could face ten to 30 years in prison if he is convicted of charges he recklessly infected another student with the HIV virus.
22-year old Michael L. Johnson was charged with the Class A felony Thursday after a five month investigation by the St. Charles City Police Department and the St. Charles County Prosecutor.
Members of the Lindenwood University wrestling team were told Thursday about their teammate. Police detective Todd Wilson said the County Health Department indicates it is extremely rare for anyone to contract HIV through a wrestling match, but nevertheless the team members are being urged to talk to their family doctors about whether to get tested.
Authorities had to subpoena medical records to track the suspect`s illness and to match it up with the victim`s situation. Howeverthey were unable to inform the suspect`s teammates prior to the public criminal charges because of federal privacy laws. ‘It`s unfortunate, but that is the law,’ said Lohmar.
Johnson was arrested on campus Thursday during lunchtime. It was his second year at Lindenwood. He is being held in custody on a $10
0,000 cash only bond