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Independent wrestler Andre Davis found guilty of felonious assault

Independent wrestler Andre Davis, now famous for all the wrong reasons.
Independent wrestler Andre Davis, now famous for all the wrong reasons.

In a story that has been picked up by The Associated Press and even the UK's Daily Mail, Ohio based independent wrestler Andre Davis, who went by the wrestling monikers of The Gangsta Of Love, Sweet Sexy Sensation and Andre Heart, has been found guilty in Hamilton County of 14 counts of felonious assault.  The law he broke is one that is almost unique to the state of Ohio, basically that he withheld the information that he was HIV positive to 12 women he had unprotected sex with:

(B) No person, with knowledge that the person has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Engage in sexual conduct with another person without disclosing that knowledge to the other person prior to engaging in the sexual conduct;

Reminiscent of Devon Nicholson, who has filed a lawsuit against WWE for being unfairly discriminated against for having Hepatitis C, Davis only found out that he was HIV positive when he failed a WWE medical for that reason and had his referee job offer rescinded by the company.  It was pretty much an open and shut case, as Davis had been secretly taped confessing to his crimes.  Davis is facing a long time in prison, as each of his convictions carries a jail sentence of two to eight years.  Moreover, he faces similar charges in the neighbouring Butler and Warren counties.  Below, you can see a video of the news coverage of the guilty verdict by the FOX affiliate in Cincinnati:

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