Caldwell man sent to prison for body fluids conviction

September 11, 2013 

Rolando Rivera

— The 52-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 5 to 15 years in prison for failing to take precautions before having unprotected sex with two women while he was infected with the HIV virus.

Rolando Rivera pleaded guilty in June to transferring of body fluids containing the HIV virus. A second count was dismissed.

He was also sanctioned for a probation violation stemming from a 2009 conviction for indecent exposure, the second time he was convicted of that crime. His first conviction took place in 2006.

Third District Canyon County Judge Juneal Kerrick gave Rivera credit for the 617 days he spent in the Canyon County Jail since his December 2011 arrest on the bodily fluids charge.

The defendant admitted he had sex with two women without using condoms and without telling them of his HIV status.

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