HIV positive man jailed after meeting women on Craigslist for sex and not informing them of his condition


James Allen Propes 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was jailed after luring women to his have sex with him, but he did not tell them that he was HIV positive.

Police said that at least two victims contacted the suspect after he posted ads on Craigslist to organize unprotected sexual encounters.

James Allen Propes, 24, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, infected at least one of the woman with HIV.

Now, Propes was found guilty of two counts of reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Police said that the incident came to light after Propes got into a domestic dispute with two women, who are roommates, and he was arrested.

Both women had sex with Propes in the past.

After the fight, the women researched Propes name online and they discovered news reports, which stated that he had previously been arrested and charged with reckless conduct for having sex and not telling the women he was HIV positive.

One victim was 17 years old and the other was 24 years old.

The roommates decided to report Propes to police. One woman said that Propes encouraged her to allow him to have sex without using a condom and she agreed.

Judge Tom Davis called the defendant an “evil person” as he sentenced him to serve the next ten years in prison.