1 Jul 2009

More charges may be laid in HIV case

7:13 pm on 1 July 2009

A man accused of knowingly infecting five people with HIV has again been remanded in custody so the police can gather information about a number of new complainants.

Glenn Mills, 40, faces 14 charges relating to infecting and exposing people to the virus.

There are seven complainants so far in the court case.

Mr Mills appeared briefly in the Auckland District Court on Wednesday, where the prosecutor said other complainants came forward after name suppression was lifted last month.

The judge indicated new charges may be laid.

HIV testing centres previously reported a surge in inquiries and demand after name suppression was lifted.

Mr Mills was remanded in custody until later in July for a pre-depositions hearing.