Craig Davis was found guilty of having sex with women without disclosing his HIV status. He was convicted of HIV-reckless conduct and could face 20 years in prison.
Here are five things to know about Pastor Craig Davis.
1. Leader of his church
Pastor Davis served at a Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church in Atlanta where he worked under Bishop Steven Hall (specifically Rhema Christian Fellowship in Decatur, Ga, a suburb of Atlanta).
2. Married man
Pastor Davis was a married man. He was reportedly bailed out of jail by his wife after his initial arrest.
3. Had an affair with a member of his church
Pastor Davis began having an affair with a woman at Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship. She said she was celibate for 15 years before meeting Davis. She eventually contracted HIV. She was removed from her position at the church and he was asked to leave.
4. Met another victim through social media
Pastor Davis met Ronita McAfee on Facebook and the two began dating soon after. They eventually engaged in unprotected sex. She soon tested positive for HIV.
5. Drug addict
Pastor Davis admitted to smoking crack during the trial. He suggested that his crack smoking led to his false HIV diagnosis. However, he continued to take HIV medication and could never prove that he wasn’t HIV positive.