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Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV, then it offers to pay for her silence

Mark Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after the authorities say he had unprotected sex with a woman in March 2018, and not to tell her that he was hiv positive.
(Greene County Jail)

A Missouri man was charged Wednesday for allegedly infecting an unsuspecting woman with HIV and then offering to pay her for her silence once the police became involved.

Mark Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after the authorities say he had unprotected sex with a woman in March 2018 and is not managed to tell her that he was HIV-positive, The Springfield News-Leader reported.

The woman, who is not identified, only to find that she was hiv positive when she was admitted to the hospital that same month.

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According to a probable cause statement obtained by The News-Leader, Price tested positive at least since 2010, in Illinois. The woman had tested on a couple of months for her meeting with the Price and have not, and sexually transmitted infections at the time.

In addition to being charged with recklessly infecting another person with HIV a Class A felony which could carry a life sentence, Price is also charged with witness tampering.

Price reportedly offered to pay the woman with the money that he was supposed to be getting a different legal regime if they promised not to cooperate with researchers, KHOU reported.

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The basis of that statutory scheme is not made known.

Price is being held on a $50,000 bond in Greene County Jail.

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