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Man charged again with having unprotected sex with woman

Travis R. Spoor
Travis R. Spoor
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:45 am

A Silver Lake man sits in the Kosciusko County jail on a malicious mischief charge after he allegedly had unprotected sex with a woman earlier this month while he was infected with HIV, according to court documents filed Tuesday in Kosciusko Circuit/Superior Court. Spoor's bond has been set at $251,000. Travis R. Spoor, 37, allegedly created a profile on Match.com under the assumed name of "Ray Hildeman" when he met a woman through the dating website. 

The woman told police she spoke with Hildeman for about two weeks before meeting him in person March 5 at her residence in Kosciusko County. She said he spent the entire week with her and they had unprotected sex four times, never telling her he was infected with HIV, according to the probable-cause affidavit. 

On Sunday, the woman reportedly told Hildeman he had to leave because her kids were coming home, and he collected his belongings and left the residence. The woman said she found his wallet on the night stand. When she looked in the wallet, she found identification for Spoor. On Monday she filed a report and picked out Spoor from a photo array.

Police spoke with Spoor on Monday, when he allegedly admitted to having unprotected sex with the woman without informing her he was HIV-positive. He also admitted he signed the duty to warn form on Jan. 4, 2013, and signed a post-test counseling form from the Indiana State Department of Health indicating he is prohibited from engaging in sexual contact with anyone without first informing his partner of his HIV-positive status.

Spoor was diagnosed with HIV-1/HV-2 combination and HIV-1 Western on Dec. 22, 2012, according to Indiana State Police records.

Spoor also has three other pending cases in Kosciusko, Marshall and Allen counties.

In the other Kosciusko County case, Spoor was charged Feb. 17 on two counts of malicious mischief, Level 6 felonies, for allegedly having unprotected sex with a woman he met through mutual friends on Facebook, according to court documents. On Nov. 4, 2015, they began dating and prior to a sexual relationship the woman said Spoor told her he did not have any type of disease. The couple engaged in unprotected sex between Nov. 26 and just prior to Christmas in 2015. The relationship ended Dec. 27, 2015 when the woman found out Spoor had HIV. When the woman confronted him, Spoor allegedly denied he had HIV.

A change of plea hearing is scheduled May 25 in the February case.

Spoor was charged Oct. 7 in Marshall County with two counts of malicious mischief, Level 6 felonies, for allegedly having unprotected sex with two women — one who had been in a casual relationship with Spoor between 2013 and February 2016 and the other who told police she met Spoor while working at Kroger and had a sexual relationship with him from June 25, 2015 to July 2015 and again in September 2015, according to court documents. Both women claim Spoor never told them he was HIV-positive.

In Allen County, Spoor was charged Dec. 8 in Allen Superior Court with four counts of malicious mischief, two Class D felonies and two Level 6 felonies, for allegedly have unprotected sex with three women, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

One woman told police she had a sexual relationship with Spoor from Aug. 23, 2013 to March 1, 2016; another woman said she had a sexual relationship with Spoor from Jan. 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014; and the other woman said her relationship with Spoor occurred from Oct. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2015.

Spoor is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2 in the Allen County case.



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