HIV Texan gets 95 years for sex assault of girl


DALLAS (AP) – An HIV-positive Dallas man has been sentenced to 95 years in prison over the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who also became infected.

A judge in Dallas on Thursday finished sentencing 31-year-old Matthew Louis Reese by ordering the prison time to be served consecutively.

Reese on Tuesday pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury and sexual assault of a child. The plea deal meant prison sentences of 55 years, 20 years and 20 years but a judge had to decide the terms.

Reese on Wednesday was sentenced to 75 years on two counts. He was sentenced Thursday to an additional 20 years.

The now-17-year-old girl testified she didn’t know Reese has the virus that causes AIDS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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