CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after admitting that he knowingly infected two women and a minor girl with HIV.
Lamont James, 33, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of assault while participating in a felony, and four counts of criminal transmission of an infectious or contagious disease, The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.
James admitted during a court hearing held by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic that he had physical contact with a 13-year-old girl and had sex with three other women. The girl and two of the women were infected with HIV, the third woman was not.
The minor girl reported James to police when she was 16, according to an affidavit.
The plea agreement calls for consecutive sentences of the five five-year felony terms and the one-year serious misdemeanor term, for a total of 26 years.