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.
"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.