Anthony Marsh, 53, from South Yorshire in Britain, has confessed to luring underage boys to having sex with him. The boys were as young as 10 years old. The Guardian reports Marsh did not always use protection, and exposed the young boys to the HIV virus. Twenty of the victims have been identified by police, and all have tested negative for the virus.
Another man, Lee Davis, 39, also confessed to having sex with young boys over a period of seven years. The contact between the men and the boys was consensual, yet some of the boys were experimenting with sex for the first time. The two men also participated in video taping some of the sexual encounters.
Marsh traveled as a salesman and used several assumed names. He pleaded guilty to 34 separate criminal offenses, ranging from possession of child pornography to sexual activity with a minor. Marsh would take his victims to hotel rooms.
Davis admitted to 21 offenses for sexual activity, rape of a juvenile, and taking indecent photographs of children. Davis would abuse his victims in his own home, but is not afflicted with the HIV virus. No attempted murder charges were filed against Marsh for exposing the boys to HIV, unlike in the United States, where there have been an increasing number of states and counties, making it a crime to withhold HIV infection status from a sexual partner.
The two men never met, but worked together sharing information about the boys they had contact with. Marsh was arrested after being caught viewing child pornography in a hotel room. The investigation led detectives to the names of possible victims. Due to the long period of time the two men solicited young boys, police detectives believe there are still more victims out there, . The two men are scheduled for sentencing on December 2.