Missouri Wrestler Infected Gay Sex Partners With HIV After Diagnosis: prosecutor

Source: Doyle Murphy / New York Daily News

A champion college wrestler recklessly infected gay sex partners with HIV for months after he was diagnosed, Missouri authorities said.

Michael Johnson, 23, continued to hook up with multiple men in his Lindenwood University dorm room, even lying to them when asked if he had the virus, prosecutors said on the opening day of his trial.

“He didn’t just fail to disclose” his status, assistant St. Charles County prosecutor Philip Groenweghe told jurors. “When he was specifically asked if he was clean… he lied.”

Johnson, who won the 2012 National Junior College championship before transferring to Lindenwood, infected two men and endangered four others before his October 2013 arrest, according to the felony charges.

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