A 33-year-old Houston man was sentenced to life after he infected his 23 month old niece with HIV. David Wilson was found guilty of super aggravated sex assault of his 23 month old niece in a Houston court on Thursday, March 17. The enhanced charge is because of the age of the victims.
Wilson, a former sex offender was previously found guilty of the sexual assault of a child in 2005 and sentenced to four years in prison. He was released six years later.
A court document states that he sexually assaulted his niece in 2015. The toddler’s parents are said to have lived out of state, had drug problems and sent their daughter to live with family in Houston. The child is the daughter of Wilson’s sister.
Last November, the toddler was taken to a doctor, where she was diagnosed with HIV, genital herpes and chlamydia. Reconstructive surgery was performed because of infection to her private parts. A doctor told investigators that she had to have been sexually abused because of the sexually transmitted diseases that were detected.
Four people in the home where the child lived were tested. Only one tested positive for HIV. It was David R. Wilson. It’s unclear why Wilson was not arrested at the time.
Another victim, a 14-year-old girl spoke to the Children’s Assessment Center, and told a caseworker she had been having sex with a man for two years. She identified the man as David R. Wilson and said she was pregnant. An exam of the girl showed that she was HIV positive, had herpes and chlamydia.
Wilson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for both assaults and for the infection.
Source: ABC News