Minnesota man receives probation for HIV exposure
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 02 2003 12:00 AM ET
Aaron James Dahlberg, a Minnesota resident, was sentenced Friday in an Iowa City, Iowa, court to three years' probation for knowingly exposing a male sex partner to HIV. He was charged with lying about his serostatus to an Iowa City man before they had unprotected sex twice on the night of March 31, 2000. Dahlberg had entered an Alford plea to charges of willful injury, a lesser charge than the original charge of criminal transmission he had faced, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 25 years. The Alford plea indicates that Dahlberg maintains his innocence but admits that it is likely a judge or jury would find him guilty. Dahlberg also was levied a $750 fine and ordered to pay his victim $1,346 restitution. The Iowa law that makes it a felony to deliberately expose someone to HIV was enacted in 1998.
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