CEDARTOWN, Ga. — A South Carolina transport living in Georgia has been arrested for knowingly infecting at least seven women with the virulent HIV virus, and there may be more victims, the Douglas County sheriff’s officials report.
Jason Alexander Young, 34, of Cedartown, Ga., about an hour northwest of Atlanta, has been charged with seven counts of reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person, according to Lt. Glenn Daniel with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Young was being held without bond Wednesday night at the Douglas County jail.
Investigators believe there could be other victims.
“He has approached his victims through various social media outlets, and we want to see if there are any other victims out there,” Daniel told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
What’s more about this horrific story is the fact that Young was recently released from a South Carolina prison for committing the same acts in that state. Young served 16 months in prison, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections. He was released in March 2013, records showed. In October 2011, Young pleaded guilty two counts of intentional exposure to HIV as part of a plea deal in Aiken County, S.C., according to media reports.
Any woman in the metro Atlanta area who has been involved with Young is asked to contact Investigator Trent Wilson at 770-920-4907 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.