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HIV+ man faces new charges for unprotected sex
 
 
  By Michael Burke
http://www.journaltimes.com
 
RACINE - Jason Burnett, accused of recklessly endangering safety by having unprotected sex despite being HIV positive, is back in jail.
 
On Friday night South Milwaukee police arrested Burnett, 30, without incident at a home in South Milwaukee, following an anonymous tip on his location. Burnett was arrested on Racine County charges and delivered to the Racine County Jail.
 
Burnett faces six counts of reckless endangering safety for allegedly having unprotected sex. In 2003 he was charged with 10 counts of reckless endangering safety for having unprotected sex. He pleaded guilty to one count and was sentenced to 21/2 years in prison and 71/2 years of extended supervision.
 
After being released from prison, one condition of his extended supervision was that he not have any sexual relationship without letting the other person know his HIV status. Burnett was also to use condoms for sexual intercourse, attend counseling and AIDS/HIV education and prevention classes and take all his medications.
 
According to Racine County Assistant District Attorney Robert Repischak, a woman recently came forward saying that she had unprotected sex with Burnett without knowing his HIV-positive status. She found out he had the virus from one of his relatives.
 
Repischak also said Burnett has a Web site with his picture and has been using it to find women to date. Repischak said it was only a matter of time before Burnett infected someone else with HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS.
 
Racine County issued new charges, but Burnett never showed up to see his probation officer, and an arrest warrant was issued.
 
Both the woman involved in the 2003 case and the recent one have tested negative for HIV, Repischak said.
 
 
 
 
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