Lake Saint Louis Man Convicted of Knowingly Exposing 18-Year-Old to HIV

Kerry Lynn Hanson knew he was HIV-positive when he attended a 2010 Mardi Gras party, prosecutors say.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this morning that Kerry Lynn Hanson, 48, of Lake Saint Louis, was convicted in St. Louis circuit court of knowingly exposing another person to the HIV virus.

The charge is a felony and could land Hanson in prison for up to 15 years. Sentencing is scheduled for July 27.

Hanson and his girlfriend, a St. Charles beautician named Angela Marie Niemczyk, were both charged because she knew of Hanson's HIV status and suggested the liason between Hanson and an 18-year-old woman at a Soulard Mardi Gras party in 2010.

Attorneys for the defense challenged the victim's credibility, and may seek a new trial. The victim has not tested postive for HIV at this point.


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