INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The man accused of having sex with women and not telling them he has HIV appeared in Marion County court Thursday.
Thomas Majors, 28, was arrested Tuesday when a potential victim reported him to police. Officers say he found out he was HIV positive in 2006.
Majors was being held on suicide watch Thursday morning before being brought into court.
Some of his alleged victims were outside the courtroom.
"He ruined their lives," one man close to the victims told 24-Hour News 8.
Inside the courtroom Majors told the judge he needed a public defender, but then he asked to be released from jail so that he could get a job and money for a personal attorney.
The judge denied that request, and even raised Majors' bond. He has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2002 and has not shown up to court before.
"How many he already took advantage of? It just goes to show you he has no remorse. He don't care. It's just sad that a person would do this to a person they grew up with," said one of the alleged victim's brothers.
The judge issued a no-contact order between Majors and some of the victims.
Police are investigating more cases — possibly six. One includes a woman who says she is three months pregnant with his child.
"I don't know if he is a serial offender yet. I don't know how many victims there are. This could have been going on for years. We just don't know yet," said Deputy Prosecutor Drew Wignall.
The prosecutor says he has never seen a case like this in Marion County. He called Majors a danger to the community.
Anyone who believes they were put at risk by Majors should call police and get tested immediately.
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