Some people strongly believe that when HIV-positive people knowingly have unprotected sex after, they should be charged with attempted murder — mainly because it too often ends in someone dying. Michael Johnson is a perfect example.
The former Lindenwood University student, 22, has been charged for having unprotected sex with up to 31 people within a four month span at the college in St. Charles, Mo. He is accused of knowingly giving HIV to others.
In October, Johnson was charged with exposing sexual partners to HIV. Police later discovered multiple videos of Johnson having unprotected sex.
Police conclude that his partners were unaware Johnson was HIV positive nor that they were being videotaped.
This shocking fact was discovered when hidden camera sex tapes were uncovered, News 4 reported according to prosecutors.
“On that laptop were 32 videos engaged in sexual acts with Mr. Johnson,” said Tim Lohmar, St. Charles County prosecutor.
Lohmar told the media that most of the videos were shot on the campus of Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Johnson has already been charged with five counts of knowingly transmitting the disease.
“It’s safe to say that numerous of those videos were taken inside his dorm room; we know that because we recognize the furniture,” he said.
Lohmar is imploring anyone who may have been engaged in sexual relations with Johnson to come forward immediately. He said it’s not only for their safety but for the safety of their future partners, as well.
Lindenwood University offered to help police in identifying victims.
“I think it’s really scary, thinking someone like that is on campus, not thinking about others,” said student Jenny Counts.
If convicted of these crimes, Johnson could spend the rest of his life in prison.
The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office asks that anyone who was involved with Johnson contact the St. Charles Detective Bureau at 636-949-3330.