- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - One Iowa county is avoiding an expensive medication bill by placing a jail inmate on house arrest while he is awaiting trial.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/29pTOND ) Fayette County prosecutors asked a judge to approve putting 34-year-old Ismael Alfaro on house arrest because of the cost of his HIV medications.

Alfaro’s medication costs about $3,000 a month. With him under home arrest, Alfaro will have to pay for his medication.

Alfaro has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminally transmitting HIV and third-degree sexual assault. He is scheduled for trial on July 27.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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