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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Canada: Condom use no defence for HIV exposure liability (updated)

February 25, 2008

Update: Monday 16.37. It appears that the news report got it completely wrong, and that the law in Canada has not changed by stealth. Critically, the complainant was being tried for HIV exposure (sexual assault and aggravated assault) for a … More

Canada: Carl Leone says he ‘deserves all the time I get’

February 24, 2008

On the final day of Carl Leone’s sentencing hearing, Mr Leone himself gave a statement to the court in which he says his “crime was horrendous and despicable – I deserve all the time I get.” He is likely to … More

US: Another Missouri man charged with HIV exposure

February 15, 2008

A reader alerted me to this report from KSDK news, about an HIV-positive man from St Charles, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, who is charged with HIV exposure. The law in this state is clear, according to St. Charles … More

Canada: Carl Leone was ‘in denial’ testifies psychiatrist

February 15, 2008

Sentencing hearings for Carl Leone continued this week. Today, psychiatrist for the defence, Dr Paul Fedoroff, testified that Mr Leone was in denial of his HIV status when he had unprotected sex with fifteen women, rather than intentionally deceiving them. … More

South Africa: HIV-positive father accused of attempted murder for raping son

February 15, 2008

An HIV-positive father is on trial in the South African capital, Pretoria, for the rape and attempted murder of his ten year-old son, according to a report from the South African Press Agency. The charge sheet alleges the father had … More

Canada: Sentencing hearings begin for Carl Leone

February 12, 2008

Sentencing hearings are underway for Carl Leone in Windsor, Ontario, who pleaded guilty in April 2007 to 15 counts of aggravated sexual assault. I hadn’t begun this blog when his trial took place last Spring, so here is a recap … More

Canada: Another guilty verdict in Ontario

February 6, 2008

Owen Antoine, a 41 year-old HIV-positive man, has been found guilty of reckless HIV transmission in an Ontario court. It took the jury just five hours to deliver the verdict. Antoine has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, sexual … More

Australia: Stuart McDonald finally ‘free’ on bail

February 5, 2008

A brief update in the South Australian case of Stuart McDonald, who has been kept under house arrest as part of his onerous bail conditions. Adelaide Magistrates Court today ruled he was now ‘free’ to live elsewhere, according to a … More

Canada: HIV exposure charge dismissed following dramatic Ontario courtroom scene

February 5, 2008

In a rare piece of good news to come out of Canada, Mark Hinton, of London, Ontario, left the court a free man yesterday after a charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault – for allegedly exposing another man to HIV … More

Sweden: British man sentenced to 14 years for HIV transmission

February 1, 2008

The Associated Press reports that a British-born man who has lived in Sweden since chilhood has been jailed for 14 years on two counts of reckless HIV transmission, and 14 counts of HIV exposure. Click here for a page refresh … More

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