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US: Georgia judge branded ‘too lenient’ after 18 month sentence for cop biter

September 6, 2009

An Atlanta judge who sentenced an HIV-positive man to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and battery for biting a policeman has been branded too lenient. The assistant district attorney had recommended a “more appropriate” 15 … More

US: Georgia man gets two years for HIV exposure

January 13, 2009

A 38 year-old man from Macon, Georgia has been jailed for two years and must also serve 200 hours of community service whilst on eight years probation following his release, for having sex with a woman he planned to marry … More

US: HIV-positive Georgia woman gets three years for spitting

July 23, 2008

An HIV-positive woman from Columbus, Georgia, pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault for spitting in the face of another woman. She was sentenced to three years in prison. It is the third prison sentence in as many months in … More

US: Georgia prisoner who attempted to bite guards, guilty of reckless conduct

July 15, 2008

An HIV-positive man found guilty of ‘reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person’ in the US state of Georgia, for attempting to bite two prison officers whilst in jail, has been found by the judge to be mentally ill and will … More

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