Man Charged with Allegedly Exposing Children to HIV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a Kansas City, Missouri, man already facing felony child molestation charges with molesting a second child and knowingly exposing the victim to HIV, prosecutors said on Friday.

Daniel M. Roberson, 40, now faces six felony counts – two child molestation charges, one count of exposing another to HIV infection, two sodomy counts and an attempted statutory sodomy charge for allegedly attacking two young victims.

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“These are alarming charges,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker in a statement. “But at least now we can be assured that no other child will be further harmed. Our greatest duty is to protect those most vulnerable, our children.”

According to court documents, Roberson knew he was HIV positive and didn’t tell investigators. The new victim told police Roberson kissed him and grabbed his genitals when he was a 12-year-old elementary student at a Kansas City school.

Roberson is in custody at the Jackson County Jail. Bond has been set at $75,000, cash-only.

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