Man accused of not telling sex partners of his HIV status

WARREN — A man from Warren is accused of not telling his sex partners he is HIV positive before engaging in intercourse with them, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

Peter Olivarez, 39, faces four charges of felonious assault that he pleaded not guilty to, also Monday, in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Preliminary tests show the two men prosecutors said Olivarez had sex with are not positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

“The allegation is he had unprotected sex with multiple male partners and that knowing he was a carrier of the HIV virus, failed to disclose that to those partners,” said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman.

Wildman said there are two victims, neither of whom have tested positive, but will continue to be tested to ensure they are not infected with the virus.

Olivarez, 7919 Raglan Drive NE, was arrested Friday on a secret indictment. Olivarez remains in the Trumbull County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan also made a condition of Olivarez’s bond that he submit to an HIV test.

He is due back in court March 27.

The case has been assigned to Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos.

rselak@tribtoday.com

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