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April 18, 2013

Man charged with spreading HIV

A Dalton man has been charged with reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person after authorities say he had unprotected sex with a woman without telling her about his condition.

Onofre Rodriguez Jr., 29, of 1029 Ben Hill Road, was charged Wednesday by the Dalton Police Department with the reckless conduct offense and also felony probation violation.

According to an incident report, the woman told investigators she made sure Rodriguez was wearing a condom, but sometime during intercourse he took it off and later told her he was positive for HIV.

Rodriguez was still in the Whitfield County jail without bond as of Thursday afternoon.

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