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July 23, 2013

HIV plea hits close to home

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — A former Pauls Valley man has been sentenced to a prison term in neighboring Grady County on charges of rape and knowingly spreading the HIV virus.

Chris Sylve, 24, has been given multiple years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to several formal charges, including a couple accusing him of knowingly transmitting the HIV.

Other charges against Sylve included the rape of a 14-year-old victim.

Here in Pauls Valley the alert on Sylve went out back in March 2012 when authorities were getting the word out about his virus and the possibly he might have spread the disease here.

The alert at that time was to warn anyone might have been unknowingly exposed to the HIV through sexual contact with Sylve.

Just days before the alert here Sylve was sitting in a Grady County jail on the multiple criminal charges there.

It was back on March 8, 2012 when the Garvin County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by officials in the Grady County District Attorney’s office in Chickasha.

The contact was made because Sylve was believed to be in the Pauls Valley at that time but receiving some help to avoid apprehension on a warrant issued for his arrest.

Two days later Sylve surrendered himself to officials in Grady County.

He was initially held on a $1 million bond for multiple felony charges, including three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of knowingly intending to transfer the HIV virus.

Sylve was reported to have tested HIV positive in October 2005 and allegedly had unprotected sex with an unknown number of women and girls afterwards.

In the Grady County case against Sylve he received 15 years on each of the rape allegations and five years for each of the knowingly transferring the HIV charges.

When Sylve is released from prison he will be required to be monitored and register as a sex offender.

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