Man charged with infecting women with HIV

6:47 AM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta man is accused of knowingly spreading HIV to two women by sleeping with them without telling them he was HIV positive.

The suspect, Craig Davis, is described as "somewhat of a ladies' man" by William McCray, who told Davis he was writing a blog about him. In just three days, that blog has blown up.

The story is that early this summer, two women who didn't know each other went to police, saying Davis slept with them and alleging he had HIV and didn't tell them. 

Police investigated Davis. Two months later, he was arrested by authorities in Atlanta and Fulton County and charged with reckless conduct by a person infected with HIV.

McCray says he's spoken with both women.

"They are really upset that he did not give them the opportunity to make a decision as to whether they would want to move forward and be sexually involved with him," he says of Davis.

In a report filed with Atlanta police, one of the women, a 46 year old from Atlanta, says she "was abstinent for 15 years" until she began dating Davis. At her yearly checkup, the doctor "advised her she tested positive for HIV."

The other woman, who lives in Clayton County, says in her police report that "the man she had been having sex with recently told her that he has HIV" and Davis told her "with HIV you can still live and it's not the end."

The woman also told police that Davis was a pastor at a big church and "when she asked him why he didn't tell her, he advised because the Lord told him to be still."

11Alive made contact with one of the women in this case. She did not want to comment. So far, she has tested negative for HIV.

McCray's blog refers to a metro Atlanta church and says that Davis worked there with one of the women.

Calls to the church were not returned, but Craig Davis called 11Alive to say he had never been a member there and repeatedly said he did not want it reported that he belonged to that church.

Davis was asked how he felt about the charges against him and what he had to say. He referred 11Alive to his attorney, John Turner, who did not return any phone calls.

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