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Man charged with exposing two SDSU students to HIV

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A Brookings man is accused of exposing two South Dakota State University students to HIV.

Demetrius Colaites is charged with two counts of intentional exposure to HIV infection and one count of sexual contact with a person incapable of consenting.

According to documents filed in Brooking County Court, a SDSU residential life staff member was told on October 8, 2013 that Colaites, 19, had possibly had sexual contact with students, without informing them that he is HIV positive.

One of the alleged victims says Colaites had sex with him and did not use a condom.  The student says he did not have any knowledge of Colaites' HIV status until he was told by a SDSU Police detective.

During an interview with the detective, a second student said he was with Colaites on September 19.  He was extremely intoxicated and did not remember what happened.  A witness who was in the room told the detective she saw Colaites in bed with the victim.  She believed the two were having sex and left the room.  In an interview with the detective, Colaites admitted to sexual activity with the victim, but not intercourse.

Court documents say Colaites has been HIV positive since birth.

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