CALGARY — Police say a man who has the virus that causes AIDS faces several new sex-related charges for allegedly not disclosing his infection to four partners who were all 18 and under.
Apay Ogouk, 26, is in custody in Winnipeg facing similar accusations.
Calgary police have charged him with of one count of sexual interference with a minor and four counts of aggravated sexual assault.
The female complainants, who came forward after the Winnipeg charges were laid, were 12, 15, 16 and 18 at the time.
“This is an unusual kind of event because more people who have been diagnosed with this type of a (sexually transmitted infection) do disclose to people. Therefore the person they’re engaging with has a choice . . . on whether they want to risk it,” said Staff Sgt. Leah Barber of the Calgary police child abuse unit. “It’s especially serious.”
Ogouk turned himself in to Calgary officers in August on a warrant. He was returned to the Manitoba capital to face charges involving complaints from two women in their 20s and a 16-year-old.
Barber said the sexual contact involved in the most recent charges was consensual with the exception of the 12-year-old. The encounters are alleged to have occurred between 2007-10.
Police say Ogouk was diagnosed with HIV in 2006. Barber said he has lived in a number cities since then and it’s possible he may have exposed other partners to the virus. Police are encouraging others who may have had sex with Ogouk to come forward.