Andre Davis sentencing delayed a second time in HIV assault cases | Crime
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A one-time professional wrestler who was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday on 14 counts of felonious assault will now be sentenced later in the month.
Sentencing for Andre Davis, 29, was originally set for Dec. 21, but continued until Jan. 3. However, it was continued again on Tuesday and rescheduled for Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.
A Hamilton County jury found Davis, 29, guilty on 14 out of 15 counts of felonious assault last month. He was accused of having sex with 12 women while knowing he was HIV positive, and not telling them, which is felonious assault under Ohio law. Davis was found not guilty on one count.
During the trial, several women who had claimed to have had sex with Davis took the stand to testify about their relationship. Each woman denied ever being told by Davis that he had tested positive for HIV prior to engaging in a sex act.
David faces decades in jail from the Hamilton County charges, and he is also facing similar charges in Butler and Warren Counties.
One aspect of Davis' case gained national coverage this week in an AP story that included his case among others being criticized by opponents of the penalties that go with HIV-disclosure laws. Opponents argue that the sentences are excessive in cases where the person carrying HIV didn't intend to injure their sexual partners, and where the victims weren't infected with HIV.
Davis has been held without bond since the guilty verdict. Judge Jermoe Metz could sentence him to up eight years for each count of felonious assault for which he was convicted.
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