A man in Oklahoma has been charged with three counts of felonies for knowingly spreading infectious disease to the public.
Earnest Lacour was apprehended and is currently being held at Oklahoma County Jail before his case goes to trial.
The police started looking into his case when a woman took to social media to accuse him of infecting her with the Human Immuno Virus (HIV).
Then more women started coming out with similar claims, with more of them citing that he knew what he had before he slept with them.
Police say they obtained Lacour’s records that revealed he was diagnosed with HIV in 2019, meaning that he had known for a while. They said:
“According to court documents, one of the women who tested positive for HIV went to see a doctor with Lacour.”
“The woman told police she knew Lacour already knew he was HIV positive when she found out he was given HIV medications that day without having his blood tested.”
Although Earnest can be bailed, his bond is set at $500,000 and he would remain in Oklahoma Country jail, till his trial, if he can not get the money.
The widespread surge of STDs in the United States is alarming, especially with Gonorrhea among young people, as they hardly use protection.
Most of them have sex when they are drunk or high, so the state of either party’s health is thrown out the window, even when sex is over.
The United States government would not be able to tackle the cases in fragments because you can not tell another person what to do with their life.
They can only create awareness of these sexually transmitted diseases and teach young people the importance of the use of protection.