HOUSTON -- A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of sex assaulting his toddler niece, KTRK reported.
David Wilson is a previous sex offender and was accused of molesting two young girls, one being 23-months-old and the daughter of his sister.
Wilson was charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child in an incident that occurred in 2015 when the child's parents, who reportedly had drug problems, sent the girl to live with family in Houston.
Last November, when the toddler was taken to a doctor, she was diagnosed with HIV, genital herpes and chlamydia. She had to undergo reconstructive surgery because of infection to her private parts.
After the doctor contacted investigators, four people in the home where the child lived were tested and Wilson was the only one who tested positive for HIV.
In what investigators say is a related incident, a 14-year-old girl told a caseworker was was having sex with a man later identified as Wilson. An exam showed she is pregnant, HIV positive, had herpes and chlamydia.