Authorities say 33-year-old Ismael Alfaro got to know a young woman online through a social media site and then later arranged to meet in person in March. Alfaro then allegedly picked up the girl and drove to a hotel in Oelwein, where police say he admitted having unprotected sex with the girl knowing he was HIV-positive.
Authorities later confirmed Alfaro’s diagnosis using medical records. Alfaro is accused of third-degree sexual abuse and criminal transmission of an infectious disease. Alfaro was arrested in Hampton on May 4th. He’s being held in the Fayette County Jail on $50,000 cash-only bond. Online court records show his arraignment is scheduled for May 25th.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City