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Ohio wrestler gets 32 years in HIV assault case


Associated Press - January 23, 2012

Cincinnati (AP) - A former professional wrestler in Ohio has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for having sex with women without telling them he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

Andre Davis was sentenced Monday on 14 felonious assault counts. Davis wrestled using stage names including Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation.

Prosecutors argued that the 29-year-old Cincinnati man violated state law by not telling a dozen sex partners about his HIV status or lying to them.

Davis' attorney argued the state law regarding HIV and felonious assault is poorly written because it doesn't require proof that there has been harm or an attempt to commit harm.

The judge prohibited attorneys from bringing up whether any of the women was infected.

Davis could have received over 100 years.


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