Personal Trainer Accused of Knowingly Transmitting HIV to 3 Women 

Jimmy Amutavi, 46, of Wilmette, Ill., is accused not only of repeatedly having unprotected sex with three women he dated but also of later denying that he has the virus, despite reportedly having been diagnosed as early as December 2001.

Jimmy Amutavi
Jimmy Amutavi Cook County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office

An Illinois personal trainer is being held on $150,000 bail after being accused of knowingly transmitting HIV to three women he dated, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Prosecutors claim that 46-year-old Jimmy Amutavi of Wilmette repeatedly had unprotected sex with the three women and later denied having the virus, even though he was diagnosed as early as December 2001. He is facing three counts of criminal transmission of HIV, which is a Class 2 felony, the Tribune notes. He was ordered held on $150,000 bail and is prohibited from contacting any of the victims.

Amutavi was the personal trainer for all three women between April 2015 and this year and started a monthslong relationship with each of them.

His defense attorney claims that Amutavi, the father of a 5-year-old, has been taking his medication for the virus and that therefore it is nearly impossible for him to transmit HIV.

If convicted, Amutavi faces three to seven years in prison for each charge, the Tribune notes.

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