Iowa: Man Charged With Second Count of Transmitting HIV
March 10, 2003
Adam Donald Musser, 22, was charged Friday in Coralville, Iowa, with a second felony count of criminal transmission of HIV. Musser was arrested last month by North Liberty police for allegedly having sex with a woman last April without telling her about his HIV status. Another woman had a relationship with Musser for six months and learned he was HIV-positive only when he was arrested, Coralville police said. Musser has been held without bond in the Johnson County Jail since he was arrested Feb. 14. He is scheduled to appear Thursday in the Johnson County District Court. Musser is the second person in Johnson County to be charged with knowingly transmitting HIV. The first person, Aaron Dahlberg, 25, was charged July 2001. Dahlberg entered an Alford plea in January to willful injury. Under such a plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but agrees that a judge or jury could convict him based on the evidence in the case. Dahlberg is to be sentenced March 28.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.