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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Sweden: British man prosecuted for criminal HIV tranmsission

October 4, 2007

HIV Brit prosecuted for infecting girls Published: 4th October 2007 12:27 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.se/8688/ The prosecution of an HIV positive British citizen believed to have slept with a large number of teenage girls he met on the internet is to be … More

UK: First intentional HIV transmission case in UK?

October 3, 2007

Stories from Manchester Evening Newshttp://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1018323_man_on_hiv_assault_charge BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7025404.stm Note: Section 18 is grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent; whereas Section 20 is reckless GBH. Dica (the first English case) was originally charged with Section 18 but due to the difficulty of … More

Australia: Parenzee jailed for nine years

September 27, 2007

Andre Parenzee, whose appeal against his January conviction invoked AIDS denialism, sentenced in South Australia. http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Man-jailed-for-spreading-AIDS-virus/2007/09/27/1190486468397.html Man jailed for spreading AIDS virus September 27, 2007 – 4:15PM A HIV-positive man who lied to and deceived three Adelaide woman about having … More

New Zealand: Man jailed for HIV exposure and underage sex

September 26, 2007

Underage sex and HIV transmission case in New Zealand Story from www.stuff.co.nz below. HIV-positive man jailed for sex with girl Wednesday, 26 September 2007 An Auckland company representative who had exploitive sex with a young teenage girl during his business … More

Sweden: Three cases of HIV transmission/exposure in as many months

September 25, 2007

Young HIV man had sex with teenage girls Published: 25th September 2007 16:22 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.se/8602/ An 18-year-old man infected with HIV has been arrested on suspicion of having had unprotected sex with four teenage girls, Corren reports. According to prosecutor … More

Canada: Gay man on trial for HIV exposure

September 21, 2007

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2007/09/21/4513751-sun.html HIV accused claims mental breakdown By JANE SIMS, SUN MEDIA September 21, 2007 An HIV-positive man told a judge yesterday he thought he was the Messiah and had “sweated out” his AIDS-related infection during a mental breakdown months before … More

US: Man awaiting sentencing for HIV exposure in Tennessee

September 14, 2007

http://www.dnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070914/NEWS01/709140333/1002 McElderry found guilty of HIV exposureby Brandon Puttbrese, bputtbrese@dnj.com (615) 278-5153 Article published Sep 14, 2007 A Murfreesboro man infected with HIV is awaiting sentencing after a jury convicted him late Wednesday for knowingly exposing a 15-year-old boy to … More

UK: Six years’ prison for gay HIV-positive ‘slave’ following rape conviction

September 4, 2007

This is startlingly similar to a Dutch case that was widely reported in June. This case, in Leighton Buzzard, Hertfordshire, did not receive widespread publicity.http://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/Gay-rape-gang-men-jailed.3168669.jp Gay rape gang men jailed Published Date: 04 September 2007 Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer Location: … More

Canada: Ontario woman sentenced to two years for HIV transmission

August 18, 2007

HIV: WIFE GETS TWO YEARSHe’s got a life sentenceGlobe and MailALWYNNE GWILTAugust 18, 2007 Often, it is men who end up behind bars for intentionally infecting women with HIV. This week, that balance shifted. Early Thursday morning, an anxious and … More

France: Gay man indicted for HIV transmission

August 10, 2007

http://v2.e-llico.com/article.htm?rubrique=actu&articleID=16016 (Translation by Sylvie Beaumont, NAM) A 25 years old gay man, suspected of having voluntarily contaminated partners with the AIDS virus during non-protected sex has been indicted on Thursday. The young man was indicted for “administration of harmful substances … More

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