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Birmingham HIV+ rapist imprisoned

PinkNews Staff Writer August 14, 2007
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A judge at Birmingham Crown Court has given two men convicted of robbing and then raping their male victim indeterminate sentences.

Daniel Myers, 20, of Barry Jackson Tower in Aston, was found guilty alongside Nikos Johnson, 26, of Rawling Street, Ladywood, of one charge of robbery and two of rape.

The Birmingham Post reported that during the trial Myers revealed under cross-examination that he is HIV+.

Judge Peter Ross called their rape a “vile and perverted act” and said that “mercifully” their victim has tested negative for the HIV virus.

The indeterminate sentences were imposed to protect the public, the Post reports.

Myers and Johnson pounced on the man as he returned home from a gay nightclub along a towpath in the city.

They robbed him at knifepoint and then raped him.

The victim had come to Birmingham on March 4th last year to sample the gay nightlife, became separated from his friends, and was returning to his hotel.

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