Inmate with AIDS Performs Sex Act on Sleeping Cellmate

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A state prisoner who has AIDS has been charged with performing oral sex on his sleeping cellmate at the Lorain Correctional Institution.

Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will says 32-year-old Michael Gross of Cleveland faces sexual battery and felonious assault charges.

Will says Gross' alleged victim woke up during the incident, and the inmates then got into a fight that brought guards to their cell.

Gross is serving a one-year sentence on drug and weapons charges from Cuyahoga County. He has been moved to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

His cellmate also has been moved to another prison.