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Tallahassee man accused of lying about HIV status to partner

Tallahassee man accused of lying about HIV status to partner
Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 07:20:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is facing charges after being accused of having sex with a partner without telling them he was HIV positive.

According to court documents, Tallahassee Police received a call in September from a victim reporting that their ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old David Marion, had lied to them about having HIV.

According to the victim's complaint to investigators, they had both protected and unprotected sex while they were dating.

While they were dating, the victim encouraged Marion to get tested for HIV. The victim said Marion resisted the idea for a month before finally agreeing to get tested on September 12.

While they were waiting on his test results, Marion told the victim that there "was a possibility he had HIV" because he'd had unprotected sex multiple times since he was last tested.

Marion came out of the nurse's room smiling, according to court documents, and showed the paperwork to the victim. The paperwork indicated that Marion was "positive" and "reactive" for HIV. Investigators note the victim provided them with a copy of that paperwork.

At first Marion told investigators he had never been diagnosed with HIV and didn't knew he had it. Later, in a sworn verbal statement, he admitted that he tested positive for HIV back in 2013.

Investigators were able to confirm with the Florida Department of Health that Marion not only tested positive in 2013, but also tested positive in 2014. 

As a result of the investigation, Marion was charged and taken into custody on Thursday. He remains in the Leon County Jail on a $25,000 bond.