Cops: HIV+ Man Knowingly Exposed Partners, Taped It
Videos dramatically increase Michael Johnson's alleged victim count
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Michael Johnson's mugshot.   (St. Charles Police)

(Newser) – The case of a 21-year-old Missouri man accused of knowingly exposing people to HIV became infinitely more awful last week, when police revealed that he'd allegedly secretly videotaped himself having sex with as many as 31 other people. Former Lindenwood University wrestling star Michael L. Johnson was originally arrested back in October, after one of his partners told police that he'd become infected, according to the Indianapolis Star. Four more men soon came forward. Police believe Johnson knew he had HIV, but didn't tell his partners, and didn't use a condom.

But last week, police revealed that they'd found a laptop with 32 videos of Johnson having unprotected sex with different people—only one of whom they'd previously identified, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV report. Based on the furniture, they believe the videos were shot in his dorm room. Police don't think any of the victims knew either that they were being recorded or that Johnson had HIV. They're urging those people, or anyone with information on the case, to come forward. Johnson has been charged with recklessly infecting another with HIV, and recklessly exposing others to infection, and faces up to life in prison.

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orlandojon
Jan 23, 2014 9:27 AM CST
The new poster child for multiple partner gay sex.
FURonnie Bed Time For Bonzo
Jan 21, 2014 9:40 PM CST
Years ago I knew an arrogant Shit head like this. He'd screw anything that moved and became indignant when I said that he was selfish and why did he not tell his partners he had aids and use safe sex. (this was in 1985) I was really got pissed especially after I had many good gay friends die horrible deaths (I'm straight). One in particular is a friend who used to take me to some rather Queer places in LA when I'd visit. Got to meet the Gay Rodeo champ and many stars like Rock Hudson and especially Edith Head. I got to go to many old forgotten stars homes and parties (gay or straight) The last conversation I had with him in 1980 was that he was dying of a rare cancer and the doctors could not explain. They did not call it AIDS then. I still miss him and all my late LGBTQ friends...bless their hearts. Made a quilt square for some.
$14681541
Jan 21, 2014 7:19 AM CST
The wages of sin is death.