Padieu, a Frisco martial arts instructor (shown right in this nbcdfw.com photo) was convicted Wednesday in a Collin County court on six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to The Associated Press.
Prosecutors say Padieu recklessly and intentionally exposed the women to HIV without telling them. They contended his infected bodily fluids were the deadly weapon.
Defense attorneys argued it wasn't against the law for someone with HIV to have unsafe sex.
Padieu, 53, faces five to 99 years in prison on each of the six counts.