Cicero Police Officer Charged with Criminal HIV Transmission: Sheriff

John Savage, of La Grange Park, failed to tell a man that he had HIV before they engaged in sexual activity, the Cook County Sheriff said.

A Cicero police officer was charged Thursday with criminally transmitting HIV to a man he went to the movies with in July 2012, the Cook County Sheriff said.

John Savage, 38, of La Grange Park, engaged in sexual activities with a 24-year-old man at Savage’s home after their date, according to the sheriff’s release. He failed to tell the man he was HIV positive before the encounter, the sheriff said.

The victim later asked if Savage was HIV positive, and when Savage said yes, the man reported the incident to La Grange police.

Savage was arrested Wednesday at the La Grange Park Police Department and charged with one count of criminally transmitting HIV after La Grange Police conducted an investigation in conjunction with the sheriff’s office.

He was released on an I-Bond and is scheduled to appear March 21 at the Maywood Courthouse.


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pat kokoszka March 15, 2013 at 05:03 PM
^^^Innocent until proven guilty, that is, oops....DUH, ME!!!!Although the other way around is how most people are treated!!!!!
dorie jude March 15, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Hey Pat I believe u said it right in your first post,Guilty until proven Innocent...he's lowlife scum he is to SERVE AND PROTECT!!! Well thats really not a care to him he rather do harm. Are there anymore good Cops in the world??
Buford Pusser March 15, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Plus Dorie the Officer's sex life has nothing to do with his job. Off duty he can have all the sex he wants and it's no ones business!
Former Ciceronian March 16, 2013 at 03:26 PM
If he has HIV then his sex life is the business of others! Are you people insane. This is ruining a good cops reputation? Why did he tell the police if he wasn't infected?! You're nuts!!! God only knows how many others there are that didn't know! He KNOWINGLY could've given this kid a death sentence. I just hope no one else has been harmed by his lie by omission.
pat kokoszka March 16, 2013 at 04:03 PM
@former ciceronian.....if you read about it, it clearly says this man was NOT INFECTED! So your question IS APPPROPRIATE, WHY DID HE TELL,AND A YEAR LATER TOO!!!!


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