Sex offender on parole for trying to infect kids with HIV kidnapped boy, 10, in Wendy’s and stabbed him in the bathroom

A man on parole for trying to infect children  with HIV nearly 20 years ago pulled a boy into a Portland restaurant bathroom  over the weekend, attempted to sexually assault him and then stabbed him several  times, police said.

The 10-year-old’s injuries from the attack  Sunday were severe enough to require surgery, and officers said he would have  died without immediate care.

The suspect, Adam Lee Brown, 49, pleaded not  guilty Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court to charges that included  kidnapping, attempted murder and assault.

He appeared in court surrounded by sheriff’s  deputies and wearing a so-called ‘suicide smock,’ a rip-resistant vest that  prevents inmates from tearing off strips of clothing to hang  themselves.

His arrest Sunday after a two-hour standoff  in which he was holed up in a Wendy’s bathroom marks the second set of child sex  abuse charges leveled against Brown, who was the subject of an abuse  investigation two decades ago.

The HIV-positive son of a church pastor,  Brown was convicted in 1993 of three counts of first-degree sodomy, each  involving a child.

He pleaded no contest to reduced charges -  the initial charges included attempted murder because of his HIV.

The case came during a peak in the AIDS  crisis and amid fears fueled by public misunderstanding that vengeful patients  willfully would infect unsuspecting bystanders.

At least nine children in the small  logging  town of Roseburg told police that Brown molested them over the  course of  several months in 1992.

According to a criminal complaint, the  children said Brown told them not to tell and threatened them with knives,  scissors and matches.

One child said Brown once burned a Bible,  warning that Satan would come if they didn’t do what he wanted.

Brown’s wife at the time, Nancy, told The  Associated Press in 1993 that her husband had contracted the disease in Southern  California while he was stationed there with the U.S. Marines.

A lay preacher at Fair Oaks Community Church,  Brown served nine years in the Marines as a computer technician before his  discharge in the early 1990s.

‘God was always in the picture,’  Nancy Brown  said about her husband’s religious upbringing. ‘But he  thought Satan would  deliver the boys.’

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Breaking the law: Brown has posed for several mugshots  in the last 20 years

Brown spent 11 years in Oregon’s prison  system, accruing three years of earned time off a 15-year sentence.

Prison officials said their records show  Brown spent the years 1999-2004 without incurring any disciplinary infractions.  Older, paper records were unavailable.

On Sunday, police said he pulled the  10-year-old boy into the fast-food restaurant bathroom and locked the door.  After the boy fought back, Portland police say Brown stabbed him.

A Wendy’s employee opened the locked door and  Brown shoved the boy out of the bathroom but locked himself inside and told  arriving officers that he had a gun.

In court: Brown was surrounded by sheriff's deputies and wearing a so-called 'suicide smock,' a rip-resistant vest that prevents inmates from tearing off strips of clothing to hang themselves

In court: Brown was surrounded by sheriff’s deputies and  wearing a so-called ‘suicide smock,’ a rip-resistant vest that prevents inmates  from tearing off strips of clothing to hang themselves

Police evacuated the restaurant and brought  in crisis negotiators. Brown surrendered.

Police found a knife, but no gun.

Brown’s parents could not be reached Monday  by the AP.

An attorney representing Brown at the  arraignment was unavailable for comment after the hearing. He declined to give  his name.

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