Posted on June 10, 2009

Man Accused of Not Telling Partner About HIV Status

CTV (Toronto), June 4, 2009

Carlton Davis

Carlton Davis (Credit Image: Toronto Police via CTV News)

Police have issued a public safety alert about a Toronto man who is accused of having unprotected sex with a partner he did not tell about his HIV-positive status.

The suspect is accused of having “unprotected sexual intercourse on multiple occasions” after learning he was HIV positive three months ago, but police allege he did not tell his partner about his condition.

While only one alleged victim has been identified, police say the suspect may have had sexual contact with members of both the gay and heterosexual communities.

Carlton Davis, 46, was arrested Thursday and faces four criminal charges, including attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault.

Det. Mark Niezen told that the suspect recently moved to the St. Clair Avenue and Bathurst Street area, though he previously spent time in area near Oak and River Streets, as well as the area near Jarvis and Gerrard Streets.

Anyone who had contact with Davis is asked to call police at 416-808-1304, or to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

This is the second time in a month that police have warned the public about an HIV-positive man having unprotected sex with others without disclosing his status.

Thursday’s warning also comes two months after Johnson Aziga, a 52-year-old Hamilton man, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for infecting two women whom he did not disclose his HIV status.

Aziga is believed to be the first person in Canada convicted of murder for lethally infecting partners with the virus that causes AIDS.

It is believed Aziga’s legal representatives may be considering appealing his conviction.

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