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One sick puppy: HIV-positive doctor indicted in Myspace scandal

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  1. Diamond Damien

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    An HIV-positive former Emory medical resident was indicted Wednesday in Coweta County on seven felony charges stemming from his Nov. 2 arrest after allegedly trying to lure a 15-year-old boy he met on Myspace.com to have sex with him.

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    Adam Lebowitz, 47, was indicted in Coweta County this week on seven felony charges of attempting to lure a 15-year-old boy into having sex with him.
    The Coweta grand jury heard the case against Adam Lebowitz, 47, of Decatur, on Wednesday, but the indictment wasn?t revealed to the Coweta prosecutor until Thursday, explained District Attorney Pete Skandalakis.

    ?The grand jury heard the case yesterday and [Lebowitz] was indicted,? Skandalakis said at a press conference Thursday.
    An arraignment in Coweta County is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 9 where a trial date is expected to be set. Skandalakis said Lebowitz would likely be put on the county?s trial calendar in March or April.
    Lebowitz, who is gay, was indicted in Coweta County on charges of criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, criminal attempt to sexually exploit a child and criminal attempt to commit statutory rape.
    He was also indicted on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy, criminal attempt to commit reckless conduct, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and criminal attempt to entice a child for indecent purposes.
    Skandalakis said he was not certain how many years in prison Lebowitz could face if convicted on any or all charges.
    Atlanta attorney Craig Gillen, who is representing Lebowitz, could not be immediately reached for comment.
    Lebowitz?s brush with Coweta law enforcement occurred late last year when he allegedly met a 15-year-old Newnan boy on the popular Myspace.com website and sent the boy sexually explicit photos, Skandalakis said.
    The boy then told his mother, who contacted Coweta County authorities. Coweta County law enforcement set up a sting at the boy?s Newnan home on Nov. 2 and arrested Lebowitz when he arrived at the boy?s home with condoms, lubricants and sleeping bags in his vehicle ?with the intent to engage in sexual relations,? according to court documents.
    Lebowitz also faces felony reckless conduct charges in Clayton County after a 16-year-old boy he allegedly engaged in consensual sex with reported to police that Lebowitz did not inform him he was HIV-positive. A 1988 Georgia law mandates HIV-positive people disclose their status before engaging in sexual activity with another person. Conviction of not disclosing an HIV-positive status is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
    The 16-year old Clayton County male learned of Lebowitz?s HIV status after seeing him on a television news report about his Nov. 2 arrest in Coweta County, according to Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill.
    Hill said Lebowitz also met the Clayton teen on Myspace.com.
    Currently, Lebowitz remains in the DeKalb County jail on an unrelated road rage arrest.
    The age of consent for sexual activity in Georgia is 16, so child molestation charges are not applicable in the Clayton case, Hill said.
    Hill said two warrants have been taken out on Lebowitz in Clayton County but the other cases in DeKalb and Coweta will likely have to be resolved before he can be arrested on the Clayton charges.
     
  2. mikegordon

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    That's just nasty
     
  3. Diamond Damien

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    Things like this will be happening more often on myspace. Pretty messed up if you ask me.
     
  4. gatra

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    //edit: don't know why my reply did go into this thread, sorry. digged up a freaking old thread on accident
     
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