2017-08-01 21:10:02 UTC
HIV positive, has been jailed for filming himself having
unprotected sex with numerous men and infecting them with the
virus, says ABC News.
Investigators believe he could have knowingly infected more than
30 people with HIV since October 2014.
Johnson was diagnosed by the Missouri Department of Health with
HIV on January 7, 2013. The day after he received his status, he
began having unprotected sex with various partners in campus.
Police found 32 home made sex videos on Johnson's laptop and
each clip showed him with a different sexual partner. Most of
the videos were recorded in his hostel room.
Police believe Michaels partners did not know his HIV status,
nor did they know they were being filmed during sex.
He was found guilty on Thursday, May 14, 2015 on one count of
recklessly infecting a person with HIV, another of attempting to
recklessly infect a person with HIV and three counts of
recklessly exposing partners to HIV.
During his trial, one of his ex-partners, Dylan King Lemon, who
reported Johnson's crimes and sex tapes to the police, testified
against him in court saying they had unprotected sex during
relationship and believes he contracted the virus from the
Missouri state law demands people who are diagnosed with HIV to
disclose their status to their partners, regardless if they use
protection or take medication. .
Only six of Johnsons ex partners came forward to charge him
with knowingly infecting them with HIV.
Johnson was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison and may
serve up to 60 years after being convicted on all the five
His official sentencing will be determined on July 13, 2015.