An Oklahoma City man will be charged over the weekend with knowingly infecting multiple black women with HIV, the potentially deadly virus that can lead to AIDS, Media Take Out has learned.
Ernest Lacour, 30, was arrested on Thursday after three different women accused him of deliberately infecting them with HIV. Police believe there are dozens of other potential victims.
Ernest faces three counts of knowingly engaging in HIV transmission behavior. If convicted, Ernest faces up to 15 years in prison, Media Take Out confirmed.
A victim who asked not to be identified spoke to FOX 25 News on Friday and said she was speaking out to warn other women to get tested for HIV. “It’s a deadly disease, but you can still live your life,” she said. “I don’t have AIDS and I still have a life to live.”
The woman claims that she and Ernest started having intimate relationships in 2019. Shortly thereafter, the woman claims that she felt ill and went to the doctor who diagnosed her with HIV.
“I would just faint and pass out,” she said. “I got so dizzy I had these episodes and I threw up for weeks.”
“It’s tough, mentally I’m crying and everything and how I’m coping with the medication and the treatment and everything,” she continued.
According to court records, police believe Ernest may have infected at least two other women.
“I just want to tell everyone to get tested and be careful,” she said. “You never know who someone really is.”
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