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Police issue arrest warrant for 17-year-old accused of rape, victim tests positive for HIV

A 17-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana man, accused of transmitting HIV to a 13-year-old girl, was indicted Wednesday on third-degree rape charges, reports The Advocate.

Justin Posey was arrested in November after turning himself in to investigators for the assault, writes WBRZ:

It allegedly happened at a home on Midway Avenue. Arrest records show Posey held the girl down and raped her, but music was too loud in the house for her to call out for help. When the victim sought help for suicidal thoughts, HIV was detected in a routine blood test.

“If he got it that’s where he got it from,” Justin Posey’s grandmother said. “The girl who is accusing him of whatever.”

Justin Posey’s grandmother is having trouble believing what her grandson is accused of. She said he lived with her. 

“It’s making me upset and mad because I don’t think he did it,” Posey said.

A conviction on the charge carries up to 25 years in prison.

SOURCE: The AdvocateWBRZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform

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