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‘Florida Man’ Strikes Again

Posted on | August 1, 2019 | 1 Comment


Just another random coincidence:

A Florida man who had sex with two women while knowingly withholding his HIV positive status was sentenced to a decade behind bars.
Rasheem Ikey Bodiford, 27, was sentenced Friday after being found guilty on three felony counts of having sex with another person without notifying that person of his condition. He was sentenced last week to 10 years in state prison and five years probation.
According to an arrest report obtained by the Pensacola News Journal, Bodiford encountered the two women in the period from September 2016 to October 2017 and, during that time, failed to inform them he carried the virus which can lead to AIDS.
One of the victims told police that, in June 2017, she tested positive for HIV and that her last sexual partner was Bodiford. She also told law enforcement that she saw him in possession of medication used to treat the condition and he told her he was simply selling the drug for his uncle.
Police say Bodiford was aware of his HIV status since September 2016.

Of course, risk of sexually transmitted disease is not random. In 2017, black people, who are 13% of the U.S. population, “accounted for 43% (16,694) of HIV diagnoses” in the nation, according to the CDC. New HIV infections among heterosexual women (6,341 in 2017) were more than twice as common as among heterosexual men (2,829), and the number among black heterosexual women (4,008) was more than four times the number among white heterosexual women (999).

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)



One Response to “‘Florida Man’ Strikes Again”

  1. The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? – Dark Brightness
    August 2nd, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

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