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HCSO: HIV patient sexually assaulted roommate at Cypress Creek Hospital

by staff

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 28 at 3:35 PM

HOUSTON—A man, who knew he was HIV positive, is charged with sexually assaulting another patient at Cypress Creek Hospital, according to the Harris County District Attorney.

Juan Juarez, 36, and the victim were both psychiatric patients and roommates at the hospital last summer.

The victim told investigators he was asleep and on heavy medication when Juarez got into his bed and sexually assaulted him on July 17.

A hospital employee walked into the room and caught Juarez in the act, according to court documents.

Investigators found Juarez's DNA on the victim when they used a rape kit.

Documents stated Juarez was fully aware of his health condition at the time of the offense.

Juarez was charged with aggravated sexual assault. Police are still looking for him.