January 25, 2012
Former Pro Wrestler Gets 32 Years for HIV Nondisclosure
After being found guilty of 12 counts of felony sexual assault in 2011, former pro wrestler Andre Davis has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, Cincinnati.com reports. Davis, whose stage names included Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation, allegedly had unprotected sex with women without informing them he was HIV positive. At the sentencing, Davis read a letter to the judge describing ridicule from the public he faced because of ignorance about HIV; it also stated that he never intended to hurt anyone and that he blamed the victims and the media for his actions. To date, Amy Tranter, the assistant prosecutor on the case, said none of his victims have tested positive for HIV, but some are in the time period where they could later. The maximum sentence Davis faced was 112 years. He faces similar charges in Butler and Warren counties of Ohio.
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BREALNYC, , 2012-07-13 14:38:07
Outlandish. Ladies have sex with someone called the Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation and THEY have no accountability in the act? THEY could have easily insisted on a condom, but nooo. I can't help but wonder about THEIR motivation. Would it have made a difference if he disclosed? Maybe he did. It's just easier to blame the guy with the disease than think, "Hey, I had a role in the consensual sex." 32 YEARS?! Laws had better catch up to reality soon or the camps will be next.
Jacob DLS Ecrat, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2012-04-01 14:17:26
HIV shows up in the blood within 13 weeks - there is no way any of his 'victims' are still within the time period where they could test positive.
I believe in disclosure (when it is safe for you to do so). I also believe everyone is responsible for keeping themselves and their partners safe.
How is he being charged with harming these women, when in fact nobody was 'infected'. I believe charges need to include intent to infect - was that proven?
nvhorseman, , 2012-03-21 16:57:43
It looks like straight people have the same irresponsibilities as some gays. One, they won't use a condom and two, they won't be honest about the dangers of having unprotected sex. We are not so different after all, eh?
Chip RN, Los Angeles, 2012-01-27 01:30:32
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We are responsible for our own health, and should believe that everyone with whom we are intimate is HIV +, until proven otherwise. If this isn't the case each intmitate contact, HIV will the diagnosis that you will be very familiar with on a daily basis. It is not OK to hide one's, but it also is not ok to allow someone else to take your health with one act and then take on a victim role.
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