Meet Nushawn Williams, age 34. Williams has been behind bars since 1999 for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old and endangering a woman with whom he had unprotected sex.
He also knowingly infected over a dozen NY women with HIV and although he’s completed his sentence, the New York Attorney General’s Office is trying to make damn sure he doesn’t get out anytime soon.
Williams’ term ended yesterday, but he remains in a state prison near Buffalo because experts are convinced he will continue to spread HIV if he’s freed.
A fellow inmate also claimed Williams said that was his intention.
“He planned to intentionally infect more women with the highly infectious disease upon his release both through sexual contact and infected needles,” according to an inmate interviewed by experts reviewing Williams’ case.
Williams’ time in prison has been marked by fights, drug possession and gang activity, according to the court papers. Twice, Williams was charged in prison with using his urine as a weapon by throwing it at another inmate.
Health officials believe Williams had sex with at least 43 women upstate in Jamestown and another 28 in New York City after learning he was HIV-positive in September 1996.
Of those, 13 contracted HIV and two have given birth to children with the virus.
The outbreak of HIV cases in the late 1990s in the Jamestown area prompted a public-health investigation that for the first time publicly identified someone with HIV to protect the public.
After his arrest, Williams claimed in a TV interview that he had had sex with as many as 300 women. (Source)
It’s a sad story but we as woman should be more responsible. I don’t believe in the “man shortage” but it seems that women everywhere are anxious to secure a man just for the sake of having one.
I look at his mugshot and all I can think of is “300 women?… Seriously?”
We’ve got to do better.