A 13 year-old girl has been infected with HIV after allegedly being raped.

The rapist, Edet James Asuquo was said to have lured the young girl to his house in Akon quarters in Cross River and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, knowing that he was carrying the virus.

The man has been arrested on charges of rape and sexual assault.

Police authorities in the state confirmed that the suspect is currently in detention.

He said Aauquo confessed that he is aware of his HIV status and had vowed to spread the virus as much as he could.

Inuwa disclosed that the girl was confirmed HIV positive after a routine medical test.

He said the accused has been charged to court.

Please, let's protect the girl child.