FITCHBURG -- An HIV-positive Congress Street teen has been arraigned on charges that he had unprotected sex with multiple partners -- one of them a 13-year-old girl -- without telling them he has the incurable virus, according to court documents.
Nicholas D. Guzman, 19, of 14 Congress St., Apt. 1R, was arraigned in three separate cases Monday, two charging that he knowingly putting his sexual partners at risk, and one bringing a statutory rape charge.
Guzman was held on $10,000 bail, according to court records. He is charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, related to his failure to disclose his HIV-positive status with the women.
"The defendant did have sexual intercourse with the victim, while knowingly being infected with a life-threatening disease which is transmitted by body fluids, without providing any information as to his health status to the victim prior to sexual intercourse or after sexual intercourse," Fitchburg Detective Christopher Ledoux wrote in one report, dated March 29.
The encounters happened multiple times and Guzman allegedly did not use a condom, Ledoux wrote.
"The victim has subsequently been infected with a life-threatening disease attributed to the defendant and his knowing actions," Ledoux wrote.
It is unclear from police reports included in court files how the allegations were reported to police. The alleged assaults were dated July 2011, and the statutory rape in January of this year.
According to Ledoux's report, "The defendant, by his own admission, did have ongoing sexual intercourse with a minor female who could not consent to these acts."
The alleged victim was 13 years old at the time the sexual encounters began, Ledoux wrote.
If released on bail, Guzman must immediately be fitted with an electronic monitoring device, have no contact with children, and not use any social media, Judge Mark E. Noonan ordered.
Guzman is due back in court May 10 for pretrial hearings.
Staff writer Alana Melanson contributed to this report. http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci...
This no good scumbag did much more than put partners at risk! He gave a 13 year old girl a death sentence. This creep should never be let back out on the streets or given any bail amount.
And isn't Congress street the wannabe Mayors nieghborhood?