Albany – State officials are trying keep a man busted for deliberately spreading the AIDS virus locked up past his prison term.
Williams, also known as Shyteek Johnson, served 12 years after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment and two counts of rape.
Despite knowing he was HIV positive, he had unprotected sex with 12 women in upstate Chautaqua county and a 15-year-old in the Bronx.
Officials say he slept with dozens of other women. Williams, who is married with four kids, pegged the number as high as 300 in a past interview. He recently told a state psychologist, however, that he’s only had 10 or 11 sexual partners. Thirteen of Williams’ victims were infected with HIV, with two later passing it on to their own children. Williams, 33, didn’t change much behind bars, having thrown bodily fluids at other inmates and been sanctioned 21 times for violent conduct, threats, fighting, and possession of drugs and weapons. All told, he spent 943 days of his sentence in disciplinary housing, according to court documents. He did not complete any sex offender or drug treatment programs. Cuomo’s team warns that because Williams served his full term – he had been denied parole three times – he would not be subjected to community supervision if released. “He is sexually pre-occupied with having sex multiple times per day in the community with multiple partners and has deficits in self regulation,” Cuomo’s office said in court papers.
State Office of Mental Health psychologist Jacob Hadden, who interviewed Williams last month, diagnosed him with a mental abnormality that would allow him to be civilly confined under the law. If a jury agrees, Williams can be locked up in a mental institution or released under strict and intensive parole supervision.