Canada: Ontario judge deliberates over appropriate sentencing for guilty plea

December 18, 2007

Last spring, Windsor, Ontario businessman Carl Leone, 32, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of aggravated sexual assault for having unprotected sex without disclosing his HIV-positive status. Five of those 15 women were later found to be HIV-positive.

The judge has three options: “sentence Leone to a set number of years for his crimes; designate him a long-term offender with a period in custody followed by a community supervision order with conditions for a period of up to 10 years; or designate him a dangerous offender, the equivalent of a life sentence with an indefinite term of incarceration.”

Full story from the Windsor Star on

A second story with further details on (December 20th).