Search for more victims of HIV-infected man charged with raping toddler, girl

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter, Nakia Cooper - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - Houston police are searching for more possible victims of a man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old girl, infecting them both with HIV.

David R. Wilson, 33, is charged with sexual assault of a child and super aggravated sexual assault of a child. He could face more charges, since it's a crime for any HIV-positive person to have sex with an uninformed partner.

According to charging documents, family members brought the toddler to Memorial Hermann in November 2013, where doctors discovered a growth on her genitals. Test results came back positive for HIV, herpes and chlamydia.

A doctor told investigators the toddler "had to have been sexually assaulted as evidenced by the presence of three sexually transmitted diseases."

Doctors performed reconstructive surgery on her because of damage from infection.

Police obtained STD tests on four people living with the toddler but only one, for Wilson, came back positive for HIV. Police say since the girl had lived in another location with different people for the first seven months of her life, they did not have enough evidence to charge Wilson.

That was until last month, when a 14-year-old girl told investigators Wilson was her mother's ex-boyfriend and that they had sex multiple times. On one of the occasions, Wilson picked her up in a maroon Dodge Dakota pickup truck, drove around with her, then had sex with her in the vehicle.

The teen said she is pregnant with Wilson's baby. She also tested positive for HIV and herpes.

Wilson was arrested Wednesday in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. He is being held without bond at the Harris County Jail. 

Police said during the time he is accused of sexually assaulting the 23-month-old, he did not know he was HIV positive, but he did have that information when he allegedly raped the 14-year-old.

"He's done something to these two children at an early age. Whether it is consensual or not, he's put them in an adult situation they should never have been in," said HPD Sgt. Jeanette Perales.

Wilson admitted to investigators he has had intimate relations with several unidentified females.

Investigators said he did not give up names of victims, and that is why they are asking any possible victims who may have had contact with Wilson to come forward with information that could lead to possible additional charges.

Police said Wilson was employed by fast food establishments in the Houston area in which he may have had access to juveniles, but they did not elaborate.

Wilson now faces automatic life in prison since he was a registered sex offender before. In 2005, he was sent to prison for sexually assaulting another teenager in Harris County. He was released in 2009.

Police said once he was released there were no restrictions placed on him, other than that he had to register as a sex offender and make sure he was living in his listed address.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Special Victims Division at 713-308-1100.

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