Jury: Williams Must Stay In Prison

MAYVILLE (AP) – A New York drug dealer imprisoned in the 1990s amid accusations he infected 13 young women with HIV must either stay confined up or be subject to strict supervision.

Local media report that a western New York jury determined Friday that 36-year-old Nushawn Williams has a mental abnormality that makes him likely to commit more sexual crimes. The Chautauqua County jury deliberated for a little more than an hour.

Williams completed a 12-year sentence for statutory rape and reckless endangerment in 2010. But state officials sought his continued imprisonment and described him as a mentally disturbed, sex-obsessed drug user likely to infect more women if set free.

A judge will now determine what level of “civil management” Williams will receive.

Before the trial’s start, Williams’ lawyer claimed that a new test showed that Williams isn’t HIV positive.