A Dallas man knew he had HIV when lured a 15-year-old virgin girl to have sex with him multiple times, failing to tell her and and ultimately infecting her with the disease, authorities said.
Matthew Louis Reese, 31, pleaded guilty three charges, including aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon — for repeatedly having sex with the girl without a condom — while keeping the disease from her during their seven-month relationship in 2012 and 2013, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Prosecutors requested the judge to sentence Reese to serve consecutive sentences for a total of 95 years behind bars. Judge Pat McDowell was expected to make a decision Wednesday, the newspaper said.
Reese and the girl, now 17, met when she called a chat line in December 2012, The girl’s parents actually caught them on the phone, but Reese lied to them and told them the man was only 18.
Not long thereafter, the two met in person at a suburban Dallas movie theater, where Reese persuaded the girl to have sex with him in a car. He told her that if she didn’t consent to sex, “it would make a man want to cheat.”
The girl was a virgin at the time, the Morning New said. In fact, the reprobate was the first man she ever kissed, she later testified. Months later, Reese was arrested on drug charges and sent to jail, where he and the girl continued to stay in touch through letters.
The girl eventually fell ill, lapsing into a coma for two weeks. She was later diagnosed with HIV.