McJunkin ordered to take HIV test

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accused of sexual assault

and other crimes.

He was in court Monday for a scheduled case management conference where the judge ordered that he be tested for the HIV virus and that those test results be released to the alleged victim in the case.

According to police, a 61-year-old woman awoke in late October to a man knocking on her door and asking to use her phone.

The victim reportedly opened the door and was allegedly grabbed by the throat and rendered unconscious.

According to police, the victim came in and out of unconsciousness and reported that a white man with several tattoos was sexually assaulting her.

Shortly after she reported the incident to police, a warrant was issued for McJunkin. According to police, he was in the area at the time of the incident and was identified by witnesses in the area.

In a motion filed Dec. 27, McJunkin's attorney asked that the HIV test results to be turned over to the victim only if DNA tests indicate that he is the attacker.

According to that motion, counsel for the state has said that DNA tests are currently being conducted, but no results have been disclosed to the defense.

According to court documents, at Monday's case management conference, the defense withdrew the objecting motion.

The Camp Verde Marshal's Office is also awaiting DNA test results on McJunkin.

Another rape reportedly occurred in Camp Verde shortly after the first incident. According to police, the victim was a 79-year-old woman.

According to Detective Steve Ganis, if there is a DNA match linking McJunkin to the Camp Verde rape, he could again be indicted for that felony and could be charged with burglary, sexual assault and aggravated assault.

"We're still waiting for the lab," Ganis said.

A case management conference has been scheduled for Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the division one courtroom of the Yavapai County Superior Courthouse.


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