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Police: Pa. man with HIV fathered child with girl

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Authorities in northern Pennsylvania say an HIV-positive man is in custody after he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.

Police in Williamsport arrested 49-year-old Lawrence Newman on Tuesday and charged him with statutory sexual assault and related offenses.

A police affidavit says authorities received a letter about the relationship last month. Chief Lycoming County Detective William Weber says Newman and the girl initially claimed the child had been fathered by a teen from New Jersey, but later acknowledged having a sexual relationship.

According to court papers, Newman told police he tested positive for HIV several years ago.

Newman is being held on $20,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

Weber says the child is being cared for by family members.

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Information from: Williamsport Sun-Gazette, http://www.sungazette.com

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