A retired New Jersey police captain had sex with at least two women without telling them he was infected with HIV. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
Charles G. Martina, 64, of North Plainfield, was arrested Friday after the women told Somerset County authorities in September that Martina kept mum about having HIV before bedding them.
Prosecutors didn’t say whether the women, 45 and 61, were HIV positive.
The unidentified 45-year-old was involved with Martina from May 2008 to June 2010, while the 61-year-old said she was the ex-cop’s lover from February to August, prosecutors said.
Martina retired from the Plainfield Police Department as the head of its narcotics and vice bureau in 2000. He served 28 years on the force.
In 1998, he was one of two candidates considered for police chief, the Home News Tribune reported.
Sometime in the 1980s, he was accused of sexually harassing a female officer, who was later awarded $19,000 in a settlement, the newspaper reported.
He faces two counts of a diseased person committing an act of sexual penetration, and was held on $50,000 bail.
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano urged anyone who has had sex with Martina in the past 10 years to see a doctor and contact the county’s sex crimes and child abuse enforcement unit.