Man gets jail time for exposing three women to AIDS virus


Friday, October 15th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A man with AIDS tells a Tennessee judge he "just wanted to be loved."

But the judge opted for a 17-year jail sentence for Martin Jones, who knowingly exposed three unsuspecting women to the deadly
H-I-V virus.

Jones cried throughout his sentencing.

One of the women was 17 when she began an affair with Jones. She later had his baby and is now H-I-V positive. The other two women
have tested negative.

Jones could have been sentenced to up to 60 years after pleading guilty to nine counts of criminal exposure and three counts of
statutory rape.