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Former Student Charged With Exposing Others to HIV

Arrest320BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota State University student is accused of intentionally exposing two other students to HIV.

Nineteen-year-old Demetrius Colaites is charged with two counts of intentional exposure to HIV infection. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison on those charges.

Colaites is also charged with sexual contact with a person incapable of consent. That carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The Brookings Register reports that Colaites is being held in jail on $20,000 bond.


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