Oklahoma City Man Charged With Intentionally Spreading HIV After Being Diagnosed In 2019

In Oklahoma City, a man has been arrested and charged with deliberately spreading the HIV virus. He has allegedly infected at least three women.

The alleged offender is 30-year-old Ernest Lacour, and according to records obtained by authorities in OKC, Lacour was diagnosed with the virus in 2019.

One of his victims, who chose to remain anonymous, spoke with OKC’s Fox 25 and says that although she’s concealing her identity, she wants to speak up in hopes of warning others.

“It’s a deadly disease, but you can still live your life. I don’t have AIDS and I still have a life to live,” the victim said.

According to the victim, she began a sexual relationship with Lacour in 2021.  She shared that she began to feel sick, get lightheaded, and at times she would even pass out.  That’s when she decided to call her doctor.

“I would just faint and pass out,” she explained. “I would get so lightheaded that I would have these episodes and throw up for weeks,” she added.

It was then that the victim learned her life-changing diagnosis. Police got involved when evidence appeared to show that Lacour was aware of his status at the time he and the victim were intimate.

The victim took to social media to spread awareness about Lacour, which caused other women to come forward about their stories as well.

According to another one of  Lacour’s alleged victims, she went to the doctor with Lacour and realized he was HIV positive when he was given medications that day without having to have his blood tested.

Lacour has been charged with three felony counts of knowingly engaging in conduct to transfer HIV.

His victim says the diagnosis has taken a toll on her mental state.

“Mentally, it’s hard having to cope with this. I’m crying. There are programs they tell me about with medications and treatments,” she said.

She also claimed that there could be other women in danger and that people should immediately get tested.

“I just want to tell everyone that they need to get tested and to be careful. You never know who someone really is,” she said.