PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A Plainfield Township man has been convicted of failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to a sex partner.
Jeremy Merithew was found guilty on Wednesday on two counts of having sex with an uninformed partner and one count of using a computer to commit a crime in 17th Circuit Court.
Merithew, 32, was arrested in August 2012 after police said he made contact with another man on an online dating site called Adam4Adam.com and met up for sex.
According to the Kent County Sheriff's office, Merithew assured the other man that he did not have HIV.
The man later contacted Merithew online under a different screen name, and Merithew told him he was in fact HIV positive, according to authorities.
In 2010, Merithew faced a similar charge and paid a $500 fine in Roscommon after pleading no contest to the charge of failure to disclose.
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