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Suspect in alleged HIV aggravated sex assault arrested in Edmonton

A Canada-wide manhunt for a man who allegedly did not disclose his HIV-positive status before having unprotected sex with another man ended in his arrest Tuesday.

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A Canada-wide manhunt for a man who allegedly did not disclose his HIV-positive status before having unprotected sex with another man ended in his arrest Tuesday. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

A Canada-wide manhunt for a man who allegedly did not disclose his HIV-positive status before having unprotected sex with another man ended in his arrest Tuesday.

Rydel Golden McLenon, 27, was arrested in Edmonton Monday, a day after police issued the cross-country search. He will return to Toronto, where the alleged assault took place, to face one charge of aggravated sexual assault.

Under Canadian law, failing to disclose a positive status for STIs can be considered sexual assault.

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Police say McLenon was taken into custody at an apartment on Edmonton's south side.

McLenon allegedly withheld that he has both HIV and Hepatitis C from another 27-year-old man before having unprotected sex with him on March 12. The victim is still waiting for HIV-test results, but Detective Darren Worth confirmed that he did contract "some of the diseases."

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