Crime

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Deliberately Infecting Five Men With HIV

A man who deliberately tried to infect 10 men with HIV was told by one of his victims: “I would rather he had murdered me than left me to live my life like this” as he was given a life sentence on Wednesday. Daryll Rowe, a 27-year-old hairdresser from Brighton, showed no emotion as he was told that he must serve at least 12 years for the “determined, hateful campaign of sly violence” during a sentencing hearing at the city’s crown court.

Video: DC Police Searching For Three Men Who Attacked Gay Couple On U Street

Police are asking for help identifying the three suspects who are wanted for the assault of two men in D.C.’s U Street neighborhood early Sunday.

During the assault, which happened in the 2000 block of 10th Street Northwest around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, D.C. police said the suspects also yelled homophobic slurs.

The two victims were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

In a statement Monday, police said the department was investigating this aggravated assault as “potentially being motivated by hate or bias.”

Anti Gay Pastor Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

Via AL.com

A well-known Alabama evangelist, public speaker and author was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges.

Paul Edward Acton Bowen, a 37-year-old Gadsden native who now lives in Etowah County's Southside community, was taken into custody by Hoover police about 12:35 p.m. The founder of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries is charged with second-degree sodomy, enticing a child to enter a vehicle or house for immoral purposes, and second-degree sex abuse. The victim was a young male, but police did not release his age except to say he is over 12 and under 16.

Michael Johnson Gets Parole On 30 Year Sentence For "Recklessly Transmitting HIV"

Via Buzzfeed News:

Michael Johnson, the collegiate wrestler also known as “Tiger Mandingo” who was originally sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for “recklessly” exposing others to HIV, has been granted parole, his lawyers told BuzzFeed News.

However, Johnson will remain incarcerated at Boonville Correctional Facility until Oct. 9, 2019 — almost six years after Johnson was arrested and put behind bars for “knowingly” exposing or transmitting HIV to six male partners.

Man Arrested For Blackmailing Guys He Met Online For Not Sending Explicit Videos

A registered sex offender is accused of gathering explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and family if the victims don’t send him more extreme videos.

Christopher Malik “CJ” Longmire, 22, has convictions from Kitsap County Juvenile Court for similar conduct and may have been hiding his identity by using photos of a prior victim when soliciting the “sexts” from men on gay dating sites, according to charging documents.

Police: 14 Year Old Behind Grindr Assault

The police arrested a 14-year-old boy from Dordrecht on Monday night on suspicion of involvement in two attacks on gay men in the town over the weekend.

Both victims were attacked shortly after meeting up with someone for a date made on dating app Grindr. The first victim was assaulted on Smitsweg during the early hours of Saturday morning. The second man managed to get away from his attackers on Schenkeldijk early on Sunday morning. 

The police believe that the boy forms part of a larger group and expects that more arrests will be made soon. The investigation is ongoing. 

Two Gay Men Lured Into Attack After Being Hit Up On Grindr

Grindr continues its reign as the most dangerous place to meet strangers as two more men were attacked using the app.  

Two gay men were attacked in the Netherlands over the weekend shortly after meeting someone on a date made on dating app Grindr. One victim had to go to hospital for treatment. The second managed to flee before being injured. The police believe the men may have been attacked due to their sexual orientation and are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. 

Anti Gay Pastor Arrested For Having Boys "Sit On His Face"

Metro police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville congregation.

Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24.

Days later, members of the congregation came to the police precinct on Harding Place with complaints about his requests to "engage in strange activities" with children, authorities said.

Man Arrested For Responding To 14 Year Old Boy's Profile On Grindr

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A 20-year-old man who responded to a Grindr ad posted by a 14-year-old is facing charges for third-degree criminal sexual conduct and solicitation of a child through electronic communication.

Police say a boy, 14, created a profile on the dating site and the Efram Ciavarelli, 20, responded and went to the residence and had sexual relations.

It was interrupted by two younger juveniles who saw a strange vehicle in the driveway. The juveniles grabbed a knife, went downstairs and found a naked older male in the bedroom, according to police. 

Man Brutally Attacks Gay Man For "Turning His Brother Gay" After They Had Sex

A gay man had to beg for an ambulance and was told he was going to die after his attacker took umbrage to the fact he had 'slept with his brother'.

Luke Pope, 29, of Douglas Avenue in Whitstable, launched a brutal attack on his victim who had shared a taxi with him after leaving Cameo nightclub in Ashford.

The homophobic attack, which lasted around 15 to 20 minutes, took place because the assailant said the victim "was one of the reasons his brother was gay".