Ex-cop gets 8 years for not telling girlfriend he has HIV

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer received an eight-year prison sentence for failing to tell a sexual partner he is HIV-positive.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 41-year-old Ervans Saintclair apologized to the victim before he was sentenced Friday, saying he had made “some bad choices and because of those choices, I am here.” The former Greenacres officer was convicted in April of uninformed HIV sexual intercourse, a felony under Florida law that carries a possible 30-year sentence.

The victim testified she and Saintclair had a sexual relationship between 2009 and 2013. A doctor testified Saintclair had been told in 2007 he is HIV positive.

The victim is not HIV positive. Saintclair’s ex-wife had reported him to authorities and provided them with names of other women he’d had sex with.

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