Personal Trainer Accused of Knowingly Transmitting HIV to 3 Women 

Jimmy Amutavi Cook County Sheriff’s Office

An Illinois personal trainer is being held on $150,000 bail after being accused of knowing transmitting HIV to three women he dated, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Prosecutors claim that 46-year-old Jimmy Amutavi, of Wilmette, repeatedly had unprotected sex with the three women, and later denied having the virus, even though he was diagnosed as early as December 2001. He is facing three counts of criminal transmission of HIV, which is a Class 2 felony, the Tribune notes.

Amutavi was the personal trainer for all three women between April 2015 and this year, and started a months-long relationship with each. He was ordered held and is prohibited from contacting any of the victims.

His defense attorney claimed that Amutavi, the father of a 5-year-old, had been taking his medication for the virus, saying that it made it nearly impossible for him to transmit it.

If convicted, he faces three to seven years in prison for each charge, the Tribune notes.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune. 

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