BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police say a Buffalo man had sexual relations and never told his partner he was infected with HIV. As authorities are sounding the alarm, his family is coming forward.
From Darryl Fortner's biological mother and brother, we have learned that the 20-year-old may have had relations with many women. Fortner's family did not want their names and faces revealed, but they said they are deeply concerned about those who may have been exposed to HIV.
Darryl Fortner's brother said he would brag about the girls he slept with, including some as young as 14-years-old.
Fortner's brother said, "Doing it to girls 14. He showed me girls from Facebook, how that he did it to, did it to her, did it to her, did it to her."
Fortner's mother said, "He was just in denial. He was in denial about a lot of stuff, and we went through arguments and I tried to tell him to talk to me. He never talked to me."
Fortner's mother and brother say he is the father of a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl who are not infected with HIV. But they said two women are now carrying his babies, and they believe he may have exposed those women. So far, Fortner is being charged with reckless endangerment involving just one woman.
Buffalo Police Sex Offense Squad Det. Jeff Rinaldo said, "He knew he was infected prior to having sexual intercourse with the victim he was charged for."
"I am so sorry. I never knew that he have it. My heart go out to all you girls and mothers of the parents, other girls that might have it, but if y'all have it just report it and get yourself checked. This is serious," said Fortner's mother.
Anyone who may have had relations with Darryl Fortner are asked to call the Buffalo Police Sex Offense Squad at 851-4073 or 851-4074.
The mother of Fortner's 2-year-old daughter is also one of the women who is pregnant. She is also thinking of pressing charges, now that she knows Fortner is HIV positive.
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