BURLINGTON (AP) — An AIDS activist was one of two people accused of sex crimes against a 13-year-old boy last year over several weeks.
Ricky Odell Yow, 42(left), of Elon, was charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, three counts each of a first-degree sex offense with a child, using a minor to assist in an obscenity, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, crimes against nature, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
He was in jail Tuesday under $1.5 million bond.
Deputies last week arrested Douglas Wayne Murphy, 43 (his "life partner"), who lives at the same address as Yow, on the same charges. His bond was also set at $1.5 million.
Randy Jones, spokesman for the Alamance County Sheriff's Department, said the charges stemmed from several incidents last year.
Yow is founder of Global Wheel of Hope, an organization that performs AIDS/HIV education, and was diagnosed with the disease 18 years ago.