Witness: HIV-Positive Airman's Wife Condoned Sex

By Roxana Hegeman | January 18, 2011 | 7:05 PM EST

Wichita, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has testified that an HIV-positive Air Force sergeant was encouraged to have sex with unwitting partners by his wife.

The witness was among several people who testified Tuesday who took part in swinger parties with Tech Sgt. David Gutierrez and his wife. The Associated Press is not naming the airman's sexual partners because they are alleged victims of a sexually-based crime.

The witness testified that Gutierrez's wife pushed him into having sex with others at these parties. Other witnesses have testified that Gutierrez's wife willingly participated in the swinger lifestyle. She is not in the military and has not been charged with any crime.

Gutierrez is charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault - one for each partner - and nine counts of adultery.