Man who spread HIV knowingly to women is sentenced

A man who knowingly gave HIV to women in metro Detroit learned his punishment Tuesday.

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge sentenced Tyrone Pugh to two to four years in prison.

Pugh, 39, admitted to keeping the fact that he had aids a secret - while sleeping with women that he met online.

Today he apologized - in court. 

"Due to the situation, and the pain that I caused, I feel real, real bad about doing what I did," Pugh said.

One of Pugh's victims is his ex-wife, Tamisha Henderson.  He had contracted AIDS before they were married and never told her.

"Me and him went to high school together," Henderson said to FOX 2 last month. "I thought I knew him. And for all of this to happen, I can't deal with it."

It all started in 2000 when Henderson learned she was pregnant. With the good news came a devastating diagnosis - she was also HIV positive.

But Henderson soon learned her husband had been living a double life.

"They don't know," she said. "He's meeting them on the chat lines."

The last woman whom he had been with also learned she had been infected, and she contacted every woman in his phone, including Henderson.

 Pugh had been meeting women online and in chat rooms, then having sex with them without telling the women he had AIDS.

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