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Harvin pleads guilty to HIV-positive-sex with a minor

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 15, 2011
and last updated 2011-12-15 13:11:22-05
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – Andre Russell Harvin has plead guilty to having sex with a teenage girl while being HIV positive.

Chesterfield Court confirmed that Harvin plead guilty to two charges: carnal knowledge of a minor and intercourse with intent to transmit HIV.

Harvin, 52, was accused in July of having sex with a 14-year-old girl knowing he was infected with the AIDS virus.

Not quite a year ago, Richmond prosecutors determined that Harvin was justified in shooting his girlfriend’s son to death.

Last year, Harvin was charged with murdering his girlfriend’s teen-aged son in the city’s East End.

Prosecutors later said the killing was justified because the teen had threatened his mother and Harvin with a knife.

Since then, Harvin has been convicted of cursing and being drunk and public, to go along with a host of traffic violations in several counties in the metro area and beyond.

“It’s a felony for any person knowing that they’re infected with HIV, syphilis or Hepatitis B to have sex with another person with the intent to transmit the disease,” said attorney Steve Benjamin. “Unless you have a statement or an admission that that was their intent, it’s hard to prove.”

“If you know that you have one of those diseases and have sex with someone without disclosing it,” Benjamin added, “that’s a misdemeanor.”

Anyone accused of certain sex crimes can be forced to take an STD test.