Jury Convicts Mpls. Man Of Knowingly Transferring HIV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has been convicted of knowingly transferring HIV when he had sex with another man in May 2009, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

On Friday, a jury convicted Daniel Rick of attempted assault in the first-degree knowing transfer of a communicable disease, County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, according to Freeman, appears to be the first prosecutor’s office in Minnesota to successfully prosecute a case of knowingly transferring a communicable disease. The new law covers any such crime committed after July 1, 1995.

Rick’s sentencing is set for Nov. 28. At that time, a trial date will be set for Rick in two similar cases.

  • Coolbreeze

    This is the kind of person who belongs behind bars forever.

    • Don't go lenient

      No, this is the kind of trash that needs their brains blown out with a 12 gauge to the mouth.

  • itsgottahurt

    I just don’t know why they do that kind of thing?

    • Fred

      Cause they ran out of glitter?

  • Kevin

    Mpls was voted #1 for Gay cities…..enjoy the Mpls……

  • Jake

    This guy is a walking time bomb, even in prison. A weapon of mass destruction.
    So what do we do with such devices?

  • angus

    Appears if you are not anti gay the site deletes your comment. Expect that from CCO.

  • james2

    Actually, it’s good to know that gays like me can be prosecuted, however, the largest growing population of AIDS infectors are black or latino, and living the “down low” which means that WOMEN are the fastest growing population of infected people in the US. Don’t forget that most all of us work daily to stop the spread of HIV whether or not you care.

    Silence = Death

    • chaos

      its gays like u that are spreading it and black and latinos wouldnt be so effected by it if they stick to their own race instead of dating white people especially white girls they are so nasty they do not care who,when, where, or how they have sex

  • addin

    Please off this guy.

  • people

    He was in the paper before for a crime.

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