Jim Leljedal, media director for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, tells The Florida Independent that charges of criminal transmission of HIV filed against Daniel Hay Lewis are not false.
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Daniel Hay Lewis, charged by the Broward Sheriff’s Office with criminal transmission of HIV despite the fact that he does not have the virus, is no longer in jail.
Daniel Hay Lewis — who is not HIV-positive but was arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and charged with the criminal transmission of HIV — should be out of custody Tuesday or Wednesday.
The case of Daniel Hay Lewis, charged with criminal transmission of HIV by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, is not unusual. In fact, according to the executive director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy, the United States “prosecutes more people on the basis of their HIV status than any other country in the world.”
Daniel Hay Lewis was charged with the criminal transmission of HIV because he tried to bite a Broward Sheriff’s deputy while being arrested early last week. LGBT and health advocates are now speaking out about the case, saying the charges are inappropriate and an example of “prosecutorial hysteria.”
A Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report indicates that Daniel Hay Lewis, arrested on Monday for shoplifting and charged with the criminal transmission of HIV, physically resisted being placed in a sheriff’s car and attempted to bite a deputy.
A South Florida man was arrested for shoplifting from a Home Depot, and the charges include the criminal transmission of HIV.