BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police have charged a man accused of having sex without disclosing that he's HIV positive.
Police aren't releasing much at this point, but they want to get 20-year-old Darryl Fortner's picture out to the public to warn any other women who may have had sexual contact with him recently.
Fortner lives on Sherman street in Buffalo. The Buffalo Police Sex Offense Squad started investigating Fortner three weeks ago. Police won't say how they were tipped off because of confidentiality laws. But they do say Fortner knowingly had sex with a woman and didn't tell her that he was HIV positive. He's charged with first degree reckless endangerment.
Det. Jeff Rinaldo said, "It's very dangerous because for one thing, if it's two consenting partners that are aware of each other's risks, and it's another thing if you don't disclose that you're basically gambling with the other person's health. From a public health standpoint, asking that anybody that had contact with Mr. Fortner should seek medical advice and if they feel it's necessary to contact our office."
Detectives believe there may be other victims out there. Anyone with information is asked to call the Buffalo Police Sex Offense Squad at 851-4073 or 851-4074.
Fortner returns to court April 26th.
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