From our partners at SeattleCrime, a report that prosecutors have charged a man who police say worked as a male prostitute on Capitol Hill and knowingly exposed at least six men to HIV:
“It is clear that Moreno does not care about the health of others, potentially spreading the HIV virus, and exposing at least three victims to potential life-threatening disease,” SPD Vice Detective Don Jones wrote in a police report, noting that Moreno has a “pattern of having sex, both protected and unprotected, without disclosing his HIV status.”
Prosecutors filed charges against Moreno early last month, alleging he exposed a 38-year-old man to HIV.
Police began investigating Moreno in January after one of his former partners contacted police and told them Moreno was advertising himself as an escort on Craigslist, two months after he had been diagnosed with HIV.
According to court and police records, police say Oliberio “Oliver” Moreno, 22, worked as an escort on Capitol Hill before moving to Lakewood and some of his victims are Hill residents. He is currently in jail on $40,000 bail