Associated PressCivil confinement trial for NY sex offender begins
June 16, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is set to make its case in court for keeping convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams in prison.
A civil confinement trial is set to begin Monday in Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) County. The jury was seated last week.
The 36-year-old Williams went to prison in the late 1990s amid a firestorm of accusations that he infected 13 young women with HIV. He completed a 12-year sentence for statutory rape and reckless endangerment in 2010, but he has remained behind bars while the state seeks to have him committed indefinitely under a civil law that allows extended confinement for dangerous offenders.
Williams' lawyer, John Nuchereno, says new test results indicate Williams is not HIV positive after all.
The state Attorney General's office disputes the results and the testing method that was used.