Kevin Magill / Houma Courier
A Houma man was arrested Wednesday for intentionally exposing a woman to the AIDS virus, authorities said.
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in mid-October from a woman who reported that for the past six years, she had been involved in an on-again off-again sexual relationship with Enos Landry, 53, of 106 Hacienda Drive in Houma.
The woman told sheriff’s detectives that she recently tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS and later learned that Landry is also HIV positive, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said today.
Landry was questioned Wednesday by detectives and admitted that he has been diagnosed as HIV positive, the sheriff said. Landry also admitted that he engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with his female partner and did not advise her that he was infected with the virus.
Landry is charged with one count of intentional exposure to the AIDS virus and remains in the Terrebonne Parish jail on a $20,000 bond.
If convicted on the charge, Landry faces up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.