Sex, HIV charges lead to 10-year sentence for Terre Haute woman

Lisa Marie Custer

A Terre Haute woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to warn a sexual partner she is HIV-positive.

Lisa Marie Custer, 23, was ordered to purposeful incarceration in the Indiana Department of Correction by Judge John Roach.

If she successfully completes a substance abuse program, Custer could seen a modification of her sentence to direct placement on work release for two years, followed by home detention for two years.

If she is not placed in purposeful incarceration, Roach ordered, she can request a modification of her sentence to work release after 18 months in prison.

Custer was arrested in 2017 after an Indiana State Police investigation into a report of Custer having sex with a 15-year-old.

The juvenile in the case told investigators Custer did not reveal her HIV status prior to the sexual encounter.

As part of the plea agreement, a separate case of escape was dismissed. That case was filed after Custer left her pretrial placement without permission.