Thomas Guerra charged: Knowingly transmitted HIV to ex, possibly 24 men in total
by Lee Moran
Thomas Guerra, a 29-year-old who says he’s related to Cesar Chavez, is allegedly a sexual ‘sociopath’ who infected at least 24 men in the San Diego area after telling them he was HIV negative.
August 29, 2014
A 29-year-old Fresno man is accused of knowingly exposing 24 other men to HIV. Thomas Guerra is charged with exposing his ex-boyfriend to the disease as the boyfriend is now testing positive, according to the Gawker on Aug. 29.
The unnamed ex-partner of Guerra spoke to the media saying he had dated him for over a year. He found about about Guerra’s HIV status within hours of a surprise marriage proposal he was planning.
…After that incident a look through Guerra’s phone indicated that he was implicated numerous times of infecting men with HIV. Guerra even bragged about “giving people his positive load.”
What the unnamed boyfriend found out about Guerra was shocking to him, but luckily he found out before marrying the man. The now ex-boyfriend wants Guerra to get help. He doesn’t want him deliberately infecting people with HIV. The ex cites not wanting to see more people hurt as the reason he is speaking out today.
Guerra faces a $1000 fine and a maximum of six months in prison for his knowingly infecting his boyfriend. As of right now he is only charged with knowingly passing HIV on to his ex. If the other cases come forward this would prompt the prosecutors to up the case to a felony where the sentence jumps to an eight years.