Tyrone Pugh (booking photo)

Tyrone Pugh (booking photo)

REDFORD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A circuit court arraignment has been rescheduled for a man charged with having sex with a person without revealing his HIV-positive status.

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The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office says Tyrone Pugh’s new court date is April 17. He’s charged with three counts of having sex with an uninformed partner. The charge carries a four-year penalty upon conviction.

Prosecutors say a 43-year-old woman told police in Redford Township in January that she and the 39-year-old Pugh had a sexual relationship while he was HIV positive. Pugh was arrested in February.

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Court-appointed defense attorney Rita White says the charges against Pugh “are pending and we’re going to see how we proceed on the 17th.”

Pugh has already pleaded guilty to a similar charge in Washtenaw County in February. He’s expected to be sentenced in that case on May 1.

Pugh’s wife told WJBK-TV that her husband never revealed his illness and she had found out she had the disease back in 2000 during a routine pregnancy checkup. Pugh’s wife claims he was unfaithful during their marriage, and multiple other women could be infected.

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