HIV Predator Remains Behind Bars

July 19, 2010 Updated Jul 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM EDT

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July 19, 2010 Updated Jul 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM EDT

The 'HIV Predator' will remain in custody under the Civil Confinement law after a judge denies his petition for release.

Nushawn Williams, who also goes by Shyteek Johnson, has continued to remain behind bars though his 12-year prison sentence was completed in April.

The State Attorney General's office is heading an effort to keep Williams behind bars indefinitely, calling him a threat to society.

Williams was dubbed the 'HIV Predator' after infecting at least thirteen local women with the HIV/AIDS virus.

A Supreme Court Judge ruled back in May that Williams should remain confined under the Civil Confinement Law, as he is a danger and threat to society.

The Civil Confinement Law was passed after Williams served time on a rape charge, but while he was still serving time for reckless endangerment.

Williams' attorney argues that the rape conviction sentence was served from 1998 to 2004, and that the law didn't come into being until 2007, therefore disqualifying Williams from behind held by it.

Despite the argument, a judge dismissed the petition to allow for Williams' release, and the case will head to trial on the Civil Confinement ruling, which is set to begin on October 12.