HIV POSITIVE STEP DAD INDICTED FOR USING THE SAME TAINTED NEEDLE TO TATTOO HIS FIFTEEN YEAR OLD STEP DAUGHTER AS HE USED ON HIMSELF
Posted on 4/29/2016
Defendant: Jeremy Paul Huffman
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “It is felonious assault and child endangering for an adult who is HIV Positive to use a needle that he used to tattoo himself on his step daughter to also tattoo her”. Today O’Brien said the Grand Jury filed an indictment against Jeremy Paul Huffman (step dad), age 42, for two counts of Felonious Assault (F-2), and two counts of Child Endangering (M-1), for a total of four counts, in connection to the ongoing abuse of his minor step daughter, age 15. Over the course of two years, the minor was given 8 tattoos by her step dad. At least four of the tattoos happened after step dad had tattooed himself and/or the child’s mother, he did not change the needle, and then he proceeded to use the same tainted needle to tattoo the step daughter. O’Brien said, “The charges state that he knew that he and/or his wife were both HIV positive when he created this risk of harm to her”. Jeremy Huffman also has pending a multiple count indictment of sexual assault involving the same minor step daughter (Case No. 16CR1875). “In the newly indicted case filed today, Jeremy faces a potential sixteen years in prison,” O’Brien stated. Arraignment for Huffman is set for next Wednesday, May 4th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.