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Friday 1 May 2009

US: Michigan dancer charged with HIV exposure

A woman working in a Kalamazoo strip club, somewhat ironically named Escape Reality, was arraigned earlier this week and charged under Michigan's HIV-specific law with "three counts of engaging in sexual penetration without advising the partner that she has been diagnosed as being HIV positive."

According to the brief story in the Kalamazoo Gazette:

All three HIV-related incidents are alleged to have occurred inside the business between Feb. 11 and April 15. Each HIV-related count carries with it a penalty of up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

The story then asks "anyone with information related to this case" to call the police.

The woman was one of six Escape Reality employees arrested last week and accused of prostitution and drug delivery; the club is now padlocked pending an order to close it down for a year.


Anonymous said...

Can the club be sued??? For a customer to be infected by a club's employee ~ don't they have regulations to follow like routine testing??? The customer infected has suffered in more ways that one can explain. You can sue McDonald's for one of its customers spilling coffee on themselves...any input?

Anonymous said...

That's premeditated murder.. And she shoulod be prosecuted for it !!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but if you decide to have sex - especially with a sex worker - than you have to assume responsibility for your own sexual health and use a condom. And a strip club does not have a duty of care to clients who do not use their common sense. And as for the "premeditated murder" comment - puleeze!

Anonymous said...

I used to be a dancer and that's exactly what I did. That's what the club is for... viewing pleasure only not prostitution. Both parties broke the rules of the establishment and probably would have done it again had they not been infected. I'm sorry to sound hash but they made their own bed. I'm pretty sure they'd heard if hiv before that night


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