- STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) The HIV-positive man sought by police for allegedly
having unprotected sex with dozens of women apparently is an Iranian using
the identity of a dead American, police said Thursday.
- The manhunt, now extended to neighboring
Denmark, has been given extensive coverage in Swedish newspapers, TV and
radio, prompting a flood of calls to police from women who had contact
- About 80 women have reported having sex
with him, according to reports Thursday.
- Police initially identified the man as
James Patric Kimball of the United States, but Interpol later informed
them that the man is Mehdi Tayeb, 45, an Iranian citizen using Kimball's
- ``It seems that the man has used a false
identity since 1985. This does not surprise me completely, but it does
not make our investigation easier,'' police inspector Christer Sjoeblom
told the national news agency TT.
- Kimball apparently died 13 years ago.
The newspaper Expressen reported that Kimball's father Ervin, in Gorham,
Maine, said James suffered a fatal heart attack in March 1985. The paper
published a photo of the father kneeling beside his son's gravestone.
- The passport Tayeb used was issued in
Miami, in Kimball's name, three months later.
- Tayeb has been charged in Sweden with
rape and grave assault. The latter charge has been used by Swedish authorities
to prosecute people who engage in unprotected sex while knowingly infected
- Tayeb also is wanted in the United States
on charges of fraud and handling of stolen goods, Swedish police said.