18 Oct (SAVANNAH, GA) – Three months after a Savannah woman indicted on charges of prostitution and reckless conduct, prosecutors have settled the case.
Sonya Shanice Gadson was arrested on various charges, including prostitution, and was later indicted on prostitution and two counts of reckless conduct. The Chatham County District Attorney’s Office alleged that she was charged after she “had sex with men knowing she was infected with HIV.”
Attorney Falen Cox said later that the plea deal with Sonya “was resolved in a way that did not involve a conviction for any HIV related charges.”
According to Georgia Law, an HIV infected person who commits exposes others to HIV is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years.
Chatham County Court Records indicate that prosecutors withdrew both “felony reckless” charges (nolle prossed) and was sentenced to 12 months for one count of prostitution.
Gadson’s release is scheduled next April.