'Gangsta of Love' guilty in HIV sex case

Nov. 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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CINCINNATI, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A pro wrestler was convicted on multiple counts of felonious assault in Cincinnati Wednesday for not telling his sex partners he was HIV-positive.

A Hamilton County jury found Andre Davis guilty on 14 of 15 counts, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, reported.

Authorities said Davis had sex with more than a dozen women but they didn't know he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS until one of them, the mother of his two children, found his testing paperwork and told the others, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, reported.

Davis, who faces additional charges in two other Ohio counties, could be sentenced to a maximum of 120 years in prison.

The 29-year-old Hyde Park man had learned in 2009 he was HIV-positive, authorities said, though his attorneys maintained he didn't know and the tests are wrong.

Davis wrestled under the names "Gangsta of Love," "Sweet Sexy Sensation," "Andre Hart" and "Andre Heart," The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. WWE informed him in July 2009 it wouldn't hire him because he failed the physical by testing positive HIV, the newspaper said.

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