South MS man to serve 10 years for exposing 2 people to HIV

South MS man to serve 10 years for exposing 2 people to HIV

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A South Mississippi man will spend the next 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation for exposing two people to the HIV virus.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Burrell said Tyrone Ross, 26, was convicted of two counts of the crime and sentenced by Judge Lisa Dodson on Oct. 20, 2014.

Burrell said Gulfport Police became aware of the case when the victims tested positive for HIV. Officials say Ross was under a Health Department issued quarantine at the time of the crimes.

"The Gulfport Police Department, local Health Department and statewide Health Department were instrumental in securing this conviction on behalf of these two victims," said Burrell.

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