Lambda Legal to appeal HIV-positive Iowan's conviction
DES MOINES (AP) -
A gay rights organization says it will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law.
Lambda Legal, a Chicago-based gay rights group, says it is appealing the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who had a one-time sexual encounter in 2008 with another man during which they used a condom.
The group says it is asking the state's highest court to review the case. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 2 that Rhoades had violated the HIV transmission law. Rhoades must register as a sex offender for life.
Lambda Legal says appeals court judges misinterpreted Iowa's law because a person using a condom as Rhoades did does not have the intent required to support a conviction.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online.More >>
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.