Man charged – again – with hiding HIV status from sexual partners

Travis Ray Spoor, 37, has been charged in Allen Superior Court with four felony counts of malicious mischief . (Provided Photo/WANE)
Travis Ray Spoor, 37, has been charged in Allen Superior Court with four felony counts of malicious mischief . (Provided Photo/WANE)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne man previously jailed after he failed to tell a woman he was dating that he was infected with HIV, has been arraigned on four new charges after police said he did the same thing to three other women.

Travis Ray Spoor, 37, has been charged in Allen Superior Court with four felony counts of malicious mischief after three women told investigators they had sexual relationships with Spoor, who never told them he was infected with HIV.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the women each called police after learning that Spoor was arrested in February in Kosciusko County for failing to tell a woman he had  sex with there that he was infected with HIV. Spoor was charged with malicious mischief then and that case is pending.

After that news broke, the women reported he’d done the same thing to them, according to the affidavit.

One woman said she met Spoor in 2007 or 2008 and carried on a long-term relationship with him, one that included consensual unprotected sex, according to the affidavit. The woman “adamantly denied” that Spoor told her he was HIV positive, the affidavit said.

Another woman said she met Spoor on a social networking site and they dated for three months, during which time they had consensual unprotected sex. She said Spoor never told her he was infected with HIV, the affidavit said.

A third woman told police she met Spoor on an online dating site and they had consensual unprotected sex. She, too, said Spoor never told her he was infected with HIV, according to the affidavit.

It’s not clear from the affidavit whether the woman were infected with HIV. Each woman told police they went to a clinic for testing.

According to the first case, Spoor was diagnosed with HIV in December 2012 and signed a Duty to Warn form Indiana State Department of Health days later that required him to inform his sexual partners of his HIV status.