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07/13/2011 08:55 EDT | Updated 09/12/2011 05:12 EDT

Xavier Robert Bissonnette, Calgary Man With HIV, Charged With Aggravated Sexual Asault

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THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CALGARY - Calgary police have charged a 56-year-old man with aggravated sexual assault involving a 17-year-old girl from central Alberta.

Police say the man met the girl through an online dating website and communicated with her on numerous occasions.

Last Friday, he drove to a summer camp that the teen was attending, picked her up and drove her to an address in Calgary where it is alleged he sexually assaulted her.

Staff Sergeant Dave Louie says camp staff called police with the licence plate number of the car she left in, even though the teen left willingly.

Police tracked down the address of the owner of the car at a residence in southwest Calgary and found the girl in distress.

Xavier Robert Bissonnette is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Monday.

Police say Bissonnette was diagnosed with HIV in 1998, and they allege he did not tell the teen about this before allegedly having unprotected sex with her.

Calgary police say Bissonnette told them he's had unprotected sex with other women.

They say they released his name and photo due to the medical urgency for those who may have had unprotected sex with him and were unaware of his condition.

Police say the teen is in the process of being tested for HIV.