ALBANY - A New York man who was convicted of knowingly infecting at least 13 women with the AIDS virus has completed his prison sentence, but may face civil confinement as a sex offender.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo wants Nushawn Williams held under a civil law that allows keeping the most dangerous sex offenders out of communities after their sentences are over.

The process of determining if he has a "mental abnormality," which would justify confinement or intensive supervision in the community, could take months. He'll be held until then. He completed the maximum 12-year sentence Tuesday.

Williams, who now goes by the name Shyteek Johnson, infected the women in western New York in the late 1990s. One of them has full-blown AIDS. He says he doesn't remember being told by health officials he was HIV positive.
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