Woman infected with HIV arrested again for prostitution

Published: Apr. 15, 2016 at 4:20 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2016 at 4:20 PM EDT
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Mallory L. Pickett (Source: LMDC)
Mallory L. Pickett (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police say a woman arrested for prostitution was doing so knowing that she had been infected with HIV.

Mallory L. Pickett, 28, of Louisville, was arrested during an undercover investigation into human trafficking.

LMPD detectives were conducting the investigation in the Russell neighborhood when Pickett approached an undercover vehicle. After driving to another location, police say Pickett agreed to perform a sex act for $19.

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In August 2015, WAVE 3 News reported on the arrest of Pickett on wanton endangerment charges for failing to tell her sexual partner that she is HIV positive. She is now charged with prostitution while infected with HIV and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Woman arrested for not disclosing HIV positive status

Pickett's bond has been set at $1,000 cash.

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