Idaho Man Takes Plea, Accused of Exposing Two Women to HIV
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho man who was convicted of indecent exposure in 2008 has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for violating his probation by not telling his probation officer that he had engaged in sexual relationships with two women. Separately, 52-year-old Rolando Rivera was sentenced to probation after entering an Alford plea to transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Under the plea, he maintains his innocence while acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence to gain a conviction. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports defense attorney Richard Harris argued Rivera's first HIV test may have been a false positive and subsequent tests have shown no evidence of the disease. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Erica Kallin argued Rivera had a positive diagnosis and was obligated to inform potential sexual partners.