Robert Richardson II, an HIV positive man accused of knowingly exposing three women to the virus has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. A Kansas judge Judge Stephen Six imposed the sentence after a jury found him guilty.
Jurors said they were appalled by how he deceived the women by telling them his health problems were from a heart condition. Richardson said he didn’t lie, and that he did have a ”HAART” condition — short for Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy, the name he used for his HIV-treatment drug regimen.
None of the women have tested positive for HIV, but they are adamant that Richardson be punished.
The case is the first in Kansas history involving an HIV-exposure charge. Richardson could face more prison time after similar trials in nearby cities.