A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that a “HIV Predator” poses a danger to society and as a result, must remain behind bars even though he has completed his sentence.
Prosecutors say Nushawn Williams of Jamestown, NY infected more than 12 women with the virus and held a hearing under the state’s new sex offender and treatment law on Thursday.
Court Justice John Michalski said there is probable cause that Williams suffers from a “sexual abnormality” that would pose a danger to society.
With the ruling, Williams could now face a trial to determine his future status.
Williams is due back in court next month as his lawyers will try to dismiss the case and an independent psychiatric evaluation could be held for Williams.
Williams’ wife and mother were also in court and yelled that he wasn’t a threat to society.
A 2007 state law requires that each sex offender be evaluated before they are released to determine the likelihood that they could commit another sex crime.
According to The Associated Press, Nushawn Williams, who also goes by the alias Shyteek Johnson, pleaded guilty in the late 1990s to counts of statutory rape and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors said he knowingly spread HIV to more than a dozen females.
One of the victims was only 13-years-old.
April 13th was his release date but the new law could keep him in a state facility.
In March, a state psychologist conducted a three hour interview with Williams at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden and determined he was not ready to be released.
The psychologist said Williams is “a sex offender in need of civil management.”
The report also stated that Williams was kicked out of substance abuse rehab and never enrolled in sex offender treatment programs.
In all accounts, this is murder, and with 12 victims that are known of, he’s hardly served enough time.