Man accused of spreading HIV now in custody

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) – UPDATE: 32-year-old Geoffrey David Johnson was arrested Monday for a felony charge of reckless conduct by HIV-infected persons.

A woman that was in a relationship with Johnson earlier in the year told investigators she saw a Facebook post attributed to Johnson on June 17th where he stated he was HIV-positive. Though they’d been in a sexual relationship since July 2019, the woman said he’d never told her, and that they’d had unprotected sex multiple times during that period.

Felony reckless conduct can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years.

Johnson was placed into custody at Charles Webster Detention Center.


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted on Reckless Conduct charges.

32-year-old Geoffrey Johnson is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Felony Reckless Conduct.

An incident report released to the media states the victim reported she was assaulted by Johnson on May 20th, 2020, but did not contact police until she saw a Facebook post on June 17th where the suspect was stating that he was HIV positive.

In the report, the victim also states she’d been in a sexual relationship with Johnson since July 2019 until she broke it off earlier this year. She told police that Johnson never told her or anyone that he was HIV positive and she had unprotected sex with him numerous times.

If you know of his whereabouts, please contact the RCSO at (706) 821-1080.

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