A former Richmond man charged last year with fatally shooting his girlfriend’s teenage son is now accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl while infected with the AIDS virus, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch.
Andre Russell Harvin, 52, of Chesterfield County was arrested May 16 on charges of having carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl and having intercourse with her knowing that he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, Chesterfield police said.
Police said the sexual encounter occurred at a home in Chesterfield. The girl’s family reported the incident May 16.
Harvin waived his preliminary hearing on the charges in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on Thursday, and a judge certified the case to a Chesterfield Circuit Court grand jury.
Harvin is charged under a state law that makes it unlawful for anyone to have sex knowing they are infected with HIV, syphilis or hepatitis B without previously disclosing the existence of the infection to the other person.
Authorities are uncertain whether the girl has been infected. So far, she has chosen not to be tested, authorities said.
The new charges against Harvin were lodged less than a year after a Richmond judge dismissed a murder count against him at the request of city prosecutors, who concluded Harvin acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Jameal Smith, 18.
The shooting occurred in a home that Smith’s mother shared with Harvin in the 5500 block of Euclid Avenue in the city’s Fulton area.
Authorities learned during their investigation that Smith had been demanding money from Harvin over several months so that Smith could buy drugs. On the day of the killing, Smith’s mother and Harvin refused to give Smith any more money, which angered Smith and prompted him to force his way into the house, authorities said.
Armed with a knife, Smith kicked in the front door and rushed Harvin. Harvin then shot Smith with a handgun that Smith’s mother had given Harvin that evening, authorities said last year.