D Gregory Smith

The Week of HIV+ Serial Infectors

Filed By D Gregory Smith | February 28, 2010 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: HIV, HIV+ predator, Intentional infection, scary people.

First it was Tony Perkins, a straight sexual predator, now it's a gay man from Minneapolis. Daniel James Rick was recently charged with raping a man and knowingly exposing him to HIV. After seeing his picture on the news, another man recognized him, claiming Rick also gave him HIV.

DanielJamesRick.jpg"Mr. Rick has kind of a pattern of behavior in which he uses websites and local establishments in the downtown area to pick up sexual partners. He also has a habit of not informing the sexual partners of his HIV status," said Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer.

Rick has been charged with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree assault, which includes knowingly transferring a communicable disease. He has previously also been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

If you think you might be a victim of Rick's, call Minneapolis Sex Crimes at 612-673-3081.

And guys (gender neutral), be careful out there.


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Wow, unbelievable. I guess the saying is right, "Cute but f---ed up in the head! He got the looks but damn, messed up in the brain.

A. J. Lopp | March 1, 2010 10:48 AM

After the Perkins case in Indianapolis, I wondered how long it would be before a case like this one would show up --- and we didn't have to wait long.

Unfortunately, there might be thousands out there --- although I hope not, and I certainly wish not.

There are two sides to this, maybe more:

1. The publicity and risk of prosecution will make HIV+ people think twice before being reckless.

2. The publicity will keep potentially infected predators from being tested so they won't risk prosecution.

kevin trask | March 1, 2010 12:56 PM

This is truly a sickness. it is the opposite of a bug chaser. I believe it to be a mental illness. and This person needs therapy. I feel sorry also for the victims. I believe this guy may have been a chaser or then again he could have been a victim of the same. I hope he gets the help he needs.