FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Hampton man has been sentenced to only a fine after a tryst in hotel room that spread a dangerous disease.
Ismael Alfaro, age 34, stood charged with third-degree sexual abuse and criminal transmission of infectious disease to another person.
Court documents show the alleged crime took place March 13, 2016, reportedly in an Oelwein hotel room, when Alfaro met a female there he had been chatting with over the internet. The Waterloo Courier obtained court documents that show Alfaro is HIV-positive and knew of his diagnosis yet proceeded to engage in sexual activity with the alleged victim, a young woman.
An arrest warrant was issued May 3 after charges were brought by Oelwein police. He was arrested by Hampton police May 4 and taken to Fayette county, where he was held in the county jail there.
On October 28, Alfaro and his lawyer entered a guilty plea. The charge of third-degree sexual abuse was dismissed and he pled guilty to criminal transmission of infectious disease to another person. At sentencing in November, he was given a fine. He must pay $674.41 in fines and court fees.