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Belle Glade Man Arrested for Withholding Information about STD

Belle Glade Man Arrested for Withholding Information about STD

Posted By Parks & Braxton || 5-Sep-2012

In some cases, not telling your sexual partner that you have an STD can be considered a crime. Some states regard this offense as an assault with a deadly weapon, especially if the victim is raped or even seduced. In many cases, a man or woman with a sexually transmitted disease is responsible to disclose this information to anyone who wants to be intimate with him or her. To withhold information about an STD could be significantly damaging for a partner.

Recently, a man in Belle Glade, Florida was arrested after a sexual partner reported that he had not informed her that he was HIV positive. The 25-year-old had oral sex with a 16-year-old girl, which constitutes as unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on a $50,000 bail, and will face prosecution for his crime. Essentially, the suspect is being punished for his decision to have sex with an underage girl, but may not have been charged had she not realized that she was at risk of obtaining HIV.

In a lot of situations, it is difficult to prove that sex crimes actually happened. Sexual incidences are private, and unless an offender made a tape or investigators can find other physical evidence at the scene of the crime, the cases are often all based on testimony. An angry man or woman could lie about sexual crimes, in order to convict a person that they were hoping to get revenge on. If you have been charged with a sex crime, or with withholding information, then talk to a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer today for more information. At Parks & Braxton, we want to help you recieve the representation you deserve in court!

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