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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Judge Lets Man In HIV Exposure Case Go Home Pending Trial

WASHINGTON -- A 28-year-old Richmond man accused of having unprotected sex with two women despite knowing he had HIV can go home until his trial -- with conditions.

In both cases, Daniel Cleaves met the women at bars in Bethesda, Maryland and, according to prosecutors, had unprotected sex even though he knew he was HIV positive. At a hearing in Rockville Monday, Cleaves' attorney, Andrew V. Jezic, told the judge both cases happened during bouts of drinking after Cleaves "fell off the wagon."

Prosecutors told the judge that Cleaves was a "serial offender" and that he's being investigated for possible cases in Virginia.

Montgomery County Assistant State's Attorney Jessica Hall says Cleaves is a threat to public safety.


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