Investigations: Uncle Ed's Ugly Secret

Uncle Ed's Ugly Secret

To the teenage boys who visited his apartment near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, Ed Savitz was an easy client who paid $15 for oral sex and had a fetish for soiled underwear and socks. Health and law-enforcement officials fear that Savitz was also a walking AIDS time bomb. The 50-year-old actuary, who was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children last month, has admitted that he has had AIDS for one year.

AIDS information hot lines in the area quickly received calls from frightened boys who had engaged in unprotected sex with the man they knew as "Uncle Ed." Some of...

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