A scheduled court hearing at which the identity of the man accused of knowingly infecting four young gay men with HIV may be revealed has been brought forward to this Tuesday morning. The man, alleged to be an 'HIV predator,' first appeared in court just over two weeks ago following his arrest after evading the police on May 28th. The judge at that hearing granted him identity suppression until his next appearance, which was set down for this Friday June 19th, in order for his family and employer to be informed. That suppression order has included pixelated images of the man and disclosure of his occupation. As yet no reason has been given for the earlier than expected court appearance. Meanwhile, it is understood that at least one gay lawyer has been brought onto the team preparing the man's defence.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Sunday, 14th June 2009 - 2:37pm
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