JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A notorious sex offender who spread HIV via unprotected sex with several women during the mid-1990s in Jamestown will remain civilly confined after losing an appeal for release.
The New York State Court of Appeals ruled that Nushawn Williams, also known as Shyteek Johnson, will remain in civil confinement, where he has been since 2010 under the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act.
This law is specifically designed for sex offenders who have a mental health problem that makes them likely to reoffend.
Williams had already served a 12-year prison sentence for rape and reckless endangerment, after he pleaded guilty to having unprotected sex while knowing he was HIV positive and not informing his partners of his health status in the Jamestown area.
As a result, thirteen of the women contracted the virus.