AL Soldier Court Martialed for Possibly Spreading HIV

By: AP
By: AP

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Military officials say a Redstone
Arsenal soldier is in a military prison after he was court
marshaled for knowingly spreading the AIDS virus.

Officials say Sgt. Brandon Clarett was found guilty last month of multiple counts of assault "likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm" along with violating his superior's command.

He was given a dishonorable discharge and will spend the next 30 months at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

Officials say Clarett had unprotected sex with his victims and
did not first inform them he was HIV-positive.

Capt. Derek Eichholz says Clarrett was diagnosed with HIV
several years ago and was given explicit orders of what he could
and could not do, including telling all prospective sexual partners
about his diagnosis.

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