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Five-Year Sentence for Not Disclosing HIV Status Upheld

Five-Year Sentence for Not Disclosing HIV Status Upheld

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | An Ohio state appeals court has affirmed a felonious assault conviction and five-year prison sentence for Jeffrey A. Boatright, a gay Akron man convicted by a jury of violating a law criminalizing an HIV-positive individual’s failure to disclose their serostatus prior to engaging in sex. In a July 12 ruling, Ohio’s […]

College Wrestler’s HIV Conviction Thrown Out

College Wrestler’s HIV Conviction Thrown Out

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals has reversed the jury conviction of Michael L. Johnson, an HIV-positive African-American man, on felony charges of recklessly infecting another man with HIV and exposing others to HIV, for which he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The appeals court found in a […]

Felony Charge Nixed in HIV Exposure Case

Felony Charge Nixed in HIV Exposure Case

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A unanimous five-judge New York appeals court panel has rejected the argument that an HIV-positive man should face felony charges, carrying a mandatory minimum prison term, for exposing another person to the virus by failing to disclose his serostatus before having unprotected sex. Turning back an appeal by Syracuse District […]

Unprotected Oral Sex Makes Positive Man a Sex Offender

Unprotected Oral Sex Makes Positive Man a Sex Offender

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Affirming the felony conviction of an HIV-positive gay man for the crime of “criminal transmission of HIV” even though the man did not transmit the virus to his complaining sexual partner, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled on October 2 that the attorney who represented Nick Rhoades did not fail to […]