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Opelousas man charged with intentionally exposing someone to HIV

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 21:46:44-05

An Opelousas man is facing charges, accused of intentionally exposing someone to HIV.

According to police, Lucas Richardson, 28, failed to notify a prospective partner to the possible exposure of HIV and did not disclose the information prior to having sexual intercourse with the victim.

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Lucas Richardson

When the victim became aware of the possible health threat, she went to the hospital to be tested. All test results came back negative.

While incarcerated on unrelated charges, Richardson was charged with Intentional Exposure to HIV and given a $3,500 bond.