Iowa Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Conviction of Gay Man for Exposing Partner to HIV

Affirming the felony conviction of an HIV-positive gay man for the crime of “criminal transmission of HIV” even though the man did not transmit HIV to his complaining sexual partner, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled on October 2 in Rhoades v. State of Iowa, NO. 3-57212-0180, that the attorney who represented Nick Rhoades at trial did not provide ineffective  legal assistance when he told Rhoades to plead guilty.

Black Hawk County District Judge David … <Read More>