HIV-Positive Man Who Infected Teenager Sentenced To 95 Years

Matthew Louis Reese (Jail photo)

DALLAS (June 18, 2014) An HIV-positive Dallas man has been sentenced to a total of 95 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges stemming from a relationship with a teenager that left the girl infected.

Reese was sentenced to 75 years in pirson Wednesday on sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault charges, and an additional 20 years was added to the sentence on Thursday.

The sentences will be served consecutively, as prosecutors wanted.

Reese, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury and sexual assault of a child.

Reese had a sexual relationship with the girl and passed the virus to her, investigators said.

The now-17-year-old girl testified she would not have been with Reese if he told her about his HIV status.

At least two others testified during Reese's trial that he never told them prior to having sex that he carried the virus that causes AIDS.