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Man on trial after knowingly giving teen HIV

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DALLAS - The punishment phase is underway for an Oak Cliff man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV to an underage girl.

Matthew Reese pleaded guilty to sexual assault and other charges on Monday.

He was 30 when he had a seven month relationship with the 15-year-old girl.

Reese had been aware of his HIV status since 2006.

On Tuesday the victim took the stand and said he changed her life forever.

"I do blame him because he knew it. I feel like if he would have been upfront with me and told me I wouldn't have made that decision to actually be with him. I'm still young. I don't want to have to take medicine every day. If I forget I get paranoid," she said.

Reese faces up to 95 years in prison if he receives the maximum punishment.

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