The Dallas man pleaded guilty to three charges — aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury and sexual assault of a child. The deadly weapon is HIV.
The victim was a 15 year-old girl at the time. She is now 17.
The two met on a chat line and spoke for months before first having sex. Reese never told the girl he had HIV and did not use a condom.
Missing from any reports is why the girl’s parents bore no responsibility for monitoring who their 15-year-old daughter was dating.
Apparently Reese was not in treatment for his HIV and had a viral load count high enough to pass along the disease. He must serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.