SAN FRANCISCO — A Navy crewman at Moffet Field Naval Air Station in Mountain View has been ordered to face a court-martial for allegedly exposing a woman to the AIDS virus, authorities said Monday.
Aviation Technician 2nd Class John E. Crawford, 27, of Magnolia, Ark., tested positive for AIDS antibodies in the Navy's mandatory AIDS screening in March, said Senior Chief Bob Rainville, a Navy spokesman.
Crawford allegedly had sex with a married woman at his barracks in April without telling her that he carried the antibodies and without wearing a condom, Rainville said.
He was ordered Oct. 30 to face court-martial on assault charges for knowingly exposing the woman to the virus. A hearing was scheduled for Jan. 13. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years' confinement, a reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge, Rainville said.