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MN Court Overturns Gay Man’s Conviction For HIV Transmission

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 3, 2012
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  • 18 Comments
    • Dumdum
      Dumdum

      OH MY GODDESS !!! That is some scary ass S#@T! How can they let that creep go? This is insane! He is like a twisted version of a serial killer. This is so creepy. I remember back in San Francisco when AIDS had made it’s un-glorious debut even the idea that someone would knowingly pass this disease to anyone was unthinkable. We were terrified, it was horrific,the wasting, the pain. It’s unimaginable to anyone today who wasn’t there. I took care of my friend John cause no one even wanted to be in the same room with someone who was sick back then. I watched him waste away for two years and he died in my arms. A beautiful loving intelligent man so giving and full of life, sweet as pie and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. So many beautiful people, so much suffering. I still have a hard time thinking about that very dark dark time in our history.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 6:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      What a thoroughly vile individual. He should be locked up for his crimes, trying to purposely infect others with a horrific disease is one of the most awful crimes imaginable.

      The worst part is that people like this disgusting man allow insidious people to cling to the idea that HIV/AIDS is the “gay plague” and lets them run with it for even longer.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 7:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petensfo
      petensfo

      I’ve been shocked at how many young people are ready and willing to have unprotected sex. I’m not exactly blaming these victims, but they are also not without responsibility for their own foolish actions.

      What worries me most about this, is that it’s being legislated and decided judicially in such a conservative place.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 8:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @2eo:
      What part of this story did you all miss?

      “The judge reversed Rick’s conviction because he had proven he disclosed his HIV-positive status before engaging in sex with his alleged victim.”

      What exactly is the crime that he should be so severely punished that you all want for him ? Please enlighten me.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 8:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      Stache99 is right. There is no crime if someone tops you, having warned you that they are poz, and you didn’t say “wait.. let’s get a condom on that bad puppy”. It’s not the government’s job to babysit you. Watch your own hole.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum
      Dumdum

      @Stache99: HELLO ! 15 year old boy for one. IF YOU ARE INFECTED WITH HIV IT IS YOUR DUTY TO PROTECT OTHERS NO GLOVE NO LOVE. You are trying to say that this guy said “I have HIV” and the other person says “that’s OK I don’t care”. That’s freaking insane. And what about the people he never told? You would have to be crazy or high or both to knowingly allow someone to infect you. There is no cure for AIDS is is not a freaking cold dude.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Stache99: said…


      What part of this story did you all miss?….

      What exactly is the crime that he should be so severely punished that you all want for him ? Please enlighten me.

      ________________

      It seems you missed the part where it was indicated there are numerous OTHER incidents that he didn’t disclose his status including to a 15 year old.

      A 15 year old can’t legally consent to sex whether or not he disclosed.

      =

      Oct 3, 2012 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      The 15 y/o is the issue. But anyone who says “It’s ok, I don’t care” or “I’m a bug chaser”, screw them!

      Oct 3, 2012 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      I’d do him.
      Then I’d have to kill him.
      Circle of life, and all that.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      His conviction was overturned because he was innocent. He had disclosed his status.

      The other cases are at this point nothing more than allegations – he has already been falsely accused once – so take a Valium to calm your hysteria and put away your pitchforks, ladies.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      While I have no sympathy and in fact undying hatred for this man, his “victims” are not entirely blameless (except for the minor). Everyone knows they should protect themselves when having sex with strangers, and if you don’t, well then you shouldn’t be surprised when you catch something.

      Oct 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      Yikes poor 15 year old – throw him away for the statutory rape if anything

      Oct 4, 2012 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IseeU2
      IseeU2

      This guy got caught, think of all the others who are doing this and are not caught. He obviously is not under any health care.

      Oct 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oilburner
      oilburner

      He’s hot so he gets a pass in my book plus if ur stupid enough to have unprotected sex then ur stupid enuf 2 get HIV

      Oct 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marvin
      Marvin

      I thought Texas was tough on crime. huh. Guess not.

      Oct 7, 2012 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • montanom
      montanom

      How dare people accuse this man to be guilty? (1) THEY (not the accused) consented to have sex WITHOUT properly asking to disclose a status, (2) THEY (not the accused) didn’t properly used a condom.

      “There are separate charges involving Rick and a 15-year-old boy who sneaked out of his house to have sex with Rick.”
      This kid sneaked out of his house! So, if a minor comes to you and you have no fucking clue this is a minor, who’s at fault? Really? What a fucked up country America is.

      “Robert O’Riley says just weeks after their sexual encounter, he came down with flu-like symptoms, and after testing positive for HIV his doctor told him he likely contracted it in the past few weeks. But it took a television report, with Rick’s photo on screen, for O’Riley to learn his alleged infector’s true identity.”

      Oh really? Pointing with the finger is so rude and childish when the accused didn’t actually ask the other for more information… I bet Robert O’Riley just wanted Rick to fuck him raw with no questions asked! So, again, who’s at fault here? I think communication is essential, and ALL parties are at fault. Infected people are also guilty of letting this happen.

      Oct 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      This is what happen when men bugger each other. They are setting each other up for disaster. What about the “monogamous” relationships and one guy winds up HIV positive? This is a lifestyle we should all discourage, condom or no condom. We should live healthy lives and not one HIV test to the next.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth

      The only group so far successful in helping defense teams in these cases is OMSJ. See their work at http://www.omsj.org/innocence-group.

      Jan 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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