Nushawn Williams Back in Court

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM EDT


June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM EDT

Mayville, N.Y. (WKBW) - The new trial begins for a Jamestown man who knowingly infected women with HIV. The trial starting Monday is called a civil confinement trial. New York State believes Williams is still a danger to the public and should not be release from prison.

Williams was convicted of sex crimes back in the 1990's. That's when he had sex with dozens of women, infecting 13 of them with HIV.

His prison sentence technically ended back in 2010 but the state has kept him locked up while they await the start of today's trial. His attorney John Nuchereno spoke out about the case.

"He's apprehensive. He knows that the name Nushawn Williams arouses fear, suspicion, anger," Nuchereno said.

This case has also taken a bizarre twist. Last month, Williams' attorney said new test results show his client doesn't have HIV at all. The state disputes those results but they've been denied the chance for a second round of testing.

The testing is not the only concern for Williams. He and his attorney have also requested a change of venue. A judge denied that request.