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U.S. soldier charged with not telling sex partner he was HIV-positive

RALEIGH, North Carolina: Military and civilian authorities have charged an HIV-positive soldier with assault with a deadly weapon, accusing him of having unprotected sex with a partner he did not tell about the infection.

Military and civilian prosecutors have not decided who will prosecute the case against Pfc. Johnny Lamar Dalton, said Maj. Tom Earnhardt, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

Dalton, 25, was arrested last week and was being held Tuesday in county jail on a $50,000 (€36,308) bond, said sheriff's department spokeswoman Debbi Tanna. She said inmates were not allowed to give interviews, and a jailer said the soldier had not been appointed an attorney.

Along with the assault count, Dalton faces civilian charges of committing a crime against nature and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Earnhardt said he faces the same charges in the military's criminal justice system.


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