A 40 year old truck driver from Auckland, New Zealand, has been identified as the man responsible for a spree of allegedly deliberate HIV infections.
After initially suppressing his name, the Auckland District Court has named Glenn Richard Albert Mills as the supposed “HIV predator”.
Seven victims have come forward, identifying Mills as having “groomed” them by isolating them from friends and family, before engaging in unprotected sex.
His victims were mainly vulnerable young men, some as young as 16, who he met through the internet, phone dating services and gay venues. One woman has also come forward as a possible victim.
Mills, who was diagnosed as HIV positive in May 2007, faces a prison sentence of up to 14 years for each charge of deliberately infecting someone with HIV.
“Everybody who has had an association with him in the past should come forward for a test,” Bruce Kilmister, chief executive at Body Positive, New Zealand’s HIV positive support organisation, told ONE News.
Mills remains in custody and will appear in court again on July 1st.