A Florida man has been sentenced to prison for having sex without notifying his partners that he was HIV positive.

Rasheem Ikey Bodiford, 27, of Pensacola was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, followed by five years of probation, for three felony counts of having sex with another person without notifying that person that he had HIV, according to a news release by State Attorney Bill Eddins.

A penalty procedure hearing was held April 10 to determine whether Bodiford should be considered a danger to the public. Eddins noted it was the first time a penalty procedure hearing to determine the danger level of such offenses had ever been held in Escambia County and one of the first of its kind in Florida.

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