Police Officer Ervans Saintclair: Woman says Greenacres cop exposed her to HIV
6:16 PM, Jan 27, 2014
10:37 AM, Jan 28, 2014
GREENACRES, Fla. - A woman who says Greenacres Police Officer Ervans Saintclair exposed her to HIV is speaking out days after his arrest for criminal transmission of HIV.
The woman does not want her name used, but says she has two children with Saintclair and says he exposed her to HIV in the early 2000s.
She says she went to authorities in November of 2013.
"I knew he was still being reckless and I needed to step up and do something," the woman said.
The woman says she was only exposed to HIV.
She says she found out she was exposed to HIV while she was pregnant with one of Saintclair's children.
"To the public he is an honorable policeman and a good father. But underneath, he was reckless," she said.
The woman says she confronted Saintclair.
"He apologized and said don't worry about it... you are not going to die from it. I was devastated. I cried," she said.
Detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are asking other victims to come forward.
"There could be a lot of victims," the woman said.
Saintclair is on administrative leave from Greenacres Police.
His defense attorney is not listed in court records and a spokesman for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office says they are not aware that he has representation.
"I just want him to stop exposing people and infecting people," the woman said.
She says she has been in contact with other women who may have had unprotected sex with Saintclair.
Detectives would not confirm whether or not other victims came forward over the weekend.
Jennifer Beaudry, the HIV Testing Coordinator at FoundCare, is not familiar with this situation, but says people knowingly spreading HIV is not totally uncommon.
"A lot of times it does go unreported. But it has happened in the past and it is likely to happen again which his why it is important that we all protect ourselves and take measures into our own hands," Beaudry said.