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HIV accused Glenn Mills found dead in cell

Mon 30 Nov 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

10.35AM: Glenn Mills, the Auckland man accused of knowingly exposing fourteen young people to HIV, has been found dead in his Mt Eden remand prison cell. Glenn Mills Sources close to the investigation into the allegations and subsequent charges laid against Mills have just confirmed that his body was found in his cell at 5 o'clock this morning. No-one else is being sought in connection with the death. Mills was due in court this morning for a hearing regarding the progress of the case. In recent weeks he had made two unsuccessful applications to be released on bail. He has been on remand since the first of a series of charges were laid against him on 28 May. Daily News will bring you further details and reaction throughout today. Glenn Mills HIV case timeline 12 May 2009: goes public with gay community concern about an Auckland man accused of infecting several young male partners with HIV. The police immediately begin making inquiries about the man. 15 May: The police launch an investigation into the alleged HIV positive man, after a formal complaint is lodged. A number of others affected by the case had also come forward to police. It emerged that several sexual health services had become concerned about recurring allegations against Mills but had been constrained by privacy laws and outdated public health legislation from effectively pursuing the matter. 28 May: A 40-year-old man is arrested in Auckland, after three more young men contact the police with complaints. 19 June: Glenn Mills' name is released, and his photo appears in several NZ media. Two more alleged victims had come forward to lay complaints, one a young man and one a young woman. 1 July: Several new complainants come forward to police. Glenn Mills is now accused of attempting to infect six young men and one young woman with HIV. 29 July: Seven more people have laid complaints with police in the Glenn Mills case. This brings the total number of formal complainants to fourteen, including two women and five men all under the age of 28. Mills remains in custody. Seven of the fourteen complainants have tested positive for HIV after having unsafe sex with Mills. 20 November: Mills' bail application at the High Court is rejected. 30 November: Just hours before he was due to appear in the District Court for the planning of his depositions hearing, Mills is found dead in his Mt Eden remand prison cell.        

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 30th November 2009 - 10:18am

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