Denver Woman Accused of Knowingly Spreading HIV
A 45-year-old Denver woman was arrested Tuesday and accused of knowingly spreading HIV while allegedly working as a prostitute, Fox 31 reports.
Prosecutors say Frances Woodke -- who has known for years that she is HIV positive -- offered sex to an undercover police officer for $23.
Woodke is being charged with two misdemeanors -- prostitution and solicitation for prostitution -- and a felony count of prostitution with knowledge of AIDS, according to the station.
The woman has pleaded guilty twice before to attempted prostitution with knowledge of AIDS -- spending time in prison for the charges in 2000 and again in 2008, according to the Denver district attorney's office.
"It's going to be difficult for us on the law enforcement side to identify people she put at risk -- if there are people she put at risk," said Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney's office.
/ On Demand
/ tonight Full Schedule