Cases

The latest cases curated for the HIV Justice Network from global news reports.  Older cases from the Criminal HIV Transmission blog are also included.

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Australia: Perth man charged with criminal HIV transmission, rape

January 7, 2008

A Perth man, Wepukulu Zebtec, has been charged with ‘aggravated sexual penetration’ after allegedly raping a woman and apparently infecting her with HIV. “The court was also told that the woman went to Royal Perth Hospital three days after the … More

Canada: Date set for first-ever HIV transmission murder trial

January 4, 2008

Johnson Aziga, 51, will finally be tried on May 12th, 2008 for the first-degree murder of two former female sexual partners who died of HIV-related illnesses. Three previous trial dates had been cancelled after Aziga fired previous defence teams. Superior … More

US: Arkansas man charged with HIV exposure, rape

December 27, 2007

An Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV. His trial is set for February 28th. Full story from Northwest Arkansas Times below. Fayetteville man pleads innocent to … More

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 … More

US: Heterosexual HIV exposure case in Virginia

December 14, 2007

A North Carolina man Robert Earl Johnson, 42, has been charged with infected sexual battery in neighbouring Viriginia – a Class 6 felony that carries a potential five-year jail term – accused of having unprotected sex with his girlfriend without … More

US: HIV-positive Navy chaplain pleads guilty to HIV exposure and other charges (updated)

December 6, 2007

HIV+ navy priest gets two years for sex crimes7th December 2007 17:10Antonio Fabrizio, Pink News A Catholic Navy chaplain was sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday for forcible sodomy and failing to tell his sex partner that he … More

Australia: Sudanese migrant pleads guilty to HIV exposure in Melbourne; possible political fallout

December 3, 2007

Officials knew man HIV risk to others Julia MedewDecember 1, 2007 A PSYCHOLOGIST reported a Geelong man as a “high risk of infecting others with HIV” to Victorian health authorities 11 days before the man went on to allegedly expose … More

US: Kansas man already convicted of HIV exposure in one county convicted again

December 3, 2007

Conviction is second for HIV exposure J-W Staff Reports November 29, 2007 Emporia — An HIV-infected man already convicted in Douglas County of knowingly exposing women to the virus has been convicted in a second county. A judge found Robert … More

Botswana: Lawyer on trial for sexual HIV exposure

December 3, 2007

HIV/AIDs infection case resumesGABORONE- A case in which a state lawyer is accused of spreading HIV to another person resumed at the village magistrate court with the complainant giving evidence. According to the charge sheet, on July 7, at Ledumadumane … More

Ukraine: Outrage as man from Slavyansk is sentenced to two years in prison for HIV non-disclosure at medical facility; case initiated by doctors

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November 28, 2007
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