Texas man faces 95 years in prison for infecting 15-year-old virgin with HIV


A Texas man could spend the rest of his in prison for infecting a 15-year-old virgin with HIV. According to reports by Dallas Morning News, Matthew Louis Reese, 31, met his teenage victim on a phone chat line in 2012.

The girl’s parents found out about their conversations on the chat line and Reese lied and told them he was 18-years-old. Reese and the girl continued to communicate for seven months before they finally met at a movie theater in Dallas. After watching a movie, Reese convinced the girl to have sex in his car.

The girl told Reese that she was a virgin and never had a boyfriend. Reese told the girl she needed to have sex if she wanted to be liked by men. The teenage girl eventually had unprotected sex with Reese. However, Reese never told her that he was HIV positive.

Reese was later arrested on drug charges and the teenage girl became sick. She went into a coma for two weeks and had to spend 40 days in the hospital due to kidney failure. She later discovered that she was HIV positive. Reese was diagnosed with HIV in 2006.

Once the girl’s parents found out that Reese was 31, they called authorities. He was charged and recently pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon and sexual assault of a child. If convicted on all charges, he will serve 95 years in prison.

The teenager will likely have to take medication for the rest of her life.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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