The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says Laderrick Rencher of Meridian pleaded guilty to intentionally and illegally exposing a vulnerable adult to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by the A.G.'s office.
Rencher, 37, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed for one count of knowingly exposing another person to HIV.
Officials say the crime was committed Jan. 25, 2012, when the victim and Rencher were both patients at Alliance Health Center in Meridian.
Rencher pleaded guilty to the charge May 20.
Officials say Rencher was then released on bond pending sentencing, and the next day was picked up by law enforcement on a charge of strong armed robbery.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.