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Matthew Louis Reese pleads guilty of infecting teen with HIV: Sentenced 75 years

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Matthew Louis Reese, 31, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to having knowingly infecting a teenage girl with HIV. Prosecutors assert that Reese knew he had HIV when the sexual relationship with the 15-year-old began, according to the Huffington Post on Thursday. Reese pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday of this past week. The young girl was reportedly a virgin when the two met. She was eventually hospitalized and diagnosed with HIV.

Reportedly, Reese called the girl – who is now 17 – while she was hospitalized. At the time, he admitted he had symptoms of the disease but claimed he was clean. The truth is that Reese had knowledge of his HIV positive condition in 2006.

The girl testified that she and Reese had met through a chat line in December of 2012. The relationship began. According to the girl, Reese said that if she didn’t have sex with him, it makes a man want to cheat. They had sex on several occasions during a seven-month relationship. The girl testified that she would not have become his sexual partner had she known about his HIV-positive status.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Reese ultimately pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury, and sexual assault of a child. The sentences for these charges total 95 years. He could have received 55 years for the aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, 20 years for the aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury, and 20 years for sexual assault of a child. Prosecutors asked the court’s judge to order Reese to serve his sentences consecutively rather than concurrently which would have been the 95-year total. He received a 75-year sentence.

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