Police: Man with HIV in Escambia County, Fla., infects several women

Rasheem Bodiford. (Escambia County Inmate Booking)

Escambia County, Fla. (WEAR) - The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for having sex with at least three women and not informing them he was HIV-positive.

The incidents happened between September 2016 and October 2017 in Escambia County and Pensacola, per the warrant.

The first woman stated she tested positive twice for HIV in May and June of 2017. She told authorities Rasheem Bodiford “never warned her he was HIV-positive.”

The woman stated she had seen Bodiford with HIV medication in January or February of this year but he denied having HIV.

Last month, authorities interviewed a second woman who stated she had healthy twins by him. She stated she had a sexual relationship with Bodiford in October 2016 and it ended sometime in April or May of this year.

She also reported seeing Bodiford with HIV medication but she claims he said it "belonged to his uncle, and he was selling it for him."

The second alleged victim also tested positive for HIV in June 2017. Deputies said she gave them names of other women with whom Bodiford had contact.

In October 2017, another person stated they began having unprotected sex with him in August 2017 until last month.

Boniford confessed to deputies he is HIV-positive. A relative listed in the report stated she believed he’s known since 2012 of his sexual status.

Investigators believe there could be more victims.

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