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Man prosecuted for undisclosed HIV sex now ex-gay therapist in Woodstock, Ga.

HIV activist Mark King writes a pointed post today in his blog “My Fabulous Disease” titled “HIV Positive Criminals: Have Sex, Go to Jail.” Please check out his blog and watch the compelling videos included.

The subject matter is exactly what it says it is — it's about people who are prosecuted in the U.S. for allegedly not disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners. People with HIV can be prosecuted for “assault with a deadly weapon” or even under a state's bio-terrorism statutes, King notes in his piece.

This blog reminded me of a story I covered at the old Southern Voice in 2005 when a former Emory Medical student, Wayne Carriker, 27 at the time, was prosecuted in Atlanta and Fayette County after three men accused him of not disclosing his HIV status to them. You can read a summary of what happened in the Carriker case on this blog that includes the coverage from Southern Voice  or here.

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Man charged in setting fire to male teen has long history of sex crimes

Joseph Raymond ZeockA man arrested and charged with setting fire to a 17-year-old male during a sexual encounter in Woodstock, Ga., has a long criminal history of sexually abusing juveniles, according to a spokesperson for the Woodstock Police Department.

Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was arrested in Gwinnett County in the early morning hours of July 19 after a tip came from the Woodstock Police Department. He was detained in the Gwinnett County Jail for several hours before being transferred later to the Cherokee Adult Detention Center, said Woodstock police spokesperson Brittany Duncan.

Zeock is accused of tying up a 17-year-old male, gagging him and then setting him on fire, according to police reports. The incident occurred during the overnight hours of Sunday, July 10, and Monday, July 11, at the Suburban Lodge in Woodstock.

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Man arrested for allegedly setting teen on fire

Joseph Raymond ZeockA 61-year-old man who allegedly set fire to a male teen during a sexual encounter was arrested early Tuesday.

Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was arrested in Gwinnett County on Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The arrest came a day after Woodstock police put out an alert seeking help from the public to find Zeock. Zeock is charged with aggravated battery, first degree cruelty to children, false imprisonment and solicitation of sodomy.

According to an alert by the Woodstock Police issued today, "On July 12, 2011, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Woodstock Police Investigators responded to Grady Hospital in reference to a person injured. Upon arrival, Investigators met with a 17 year old male who stated that Joseph Raymond Zeock, also known as J.R., had set him on fire.