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: Another Ontario man pleads guilty to HIV exposure

July 23, 2008

Yet another prosecution for HIV exposure (attempted aggravated sexual assault) in Ontario, this time in St Catharines, near Niagara. The 34 year-old man, who was diagnosed with HIV in the Eighties (i.e. during his childhood), had pleaded guilty in April … More

Canada: Second African migrant guilty of HIV exposure in Winnipeg

July 22, 2008

Following the high-profile case of Clato Mabior, a second African migrant in Winnipeg – a 35 year-old unnamed man – has been convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault (criminal HIV exposure). He will be sentenced next month. The … More

Canada: African migrant guilty of HIV exposure in Winnipeg

July 16, 2008

Winnipeg resident, Clato Mabior (whose case was previously reported here) has been found guilty of criminal HIV exposure. He remains in custody until sentencing, but may be deported to his birthplace, the Sudan. Story from the Winnipeg Free Press below. … 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

Australia: Man suing SA for not preventing Stuart McDonald from ‘infecting him with HIV’ complains over costs

July 15, 2008

A man from Melbourne who is suing the South Australian Government for ‘allowing’ Stuart McDonald to ‘infect him with HIV’ is now publicising his problems with the costs of the complaint. His lawyer has now gone public with the fact … More

US: Ohio man serving six years prosecuted again for HIV exposure

July 15, 2008

An Ohio man, already in prison for six years after pleading guilty to HIV exposure without disclosure is to be prosecuted in another Ohio county for the same ‘crime’ (felonious assault), where he may face an additional 88 years (up … More

Russia: young woman in Zlatoust will have 6-month probation for HIV non-disclosure and potential transmission to her lover

Жительница Златоуста намеренно заразила мужчину ВИЧ–инфекцией
July 3, 2008

Canada: Aziga judge allows three jury screening questions

July 3, 2008

In June, I reported that Johnson Aziga’s lawyers, Selwyn Pieters and Davies Bagambiire , had asked Justice Thomas Lofchik to rule on the kind of questions that should be used to screen jurors in Mr Aziga’s forthcoming murder trial. The … More

US: Ohio man who disclosed HIV status in court now charged with HIV exposure

July 3, 2008

A 44 year-old Ohio man, who admitted in court last year that he had been HIV-positive for 17 years and had told no-one but his mother, has now been charged with HIV exposure after a victim’s advocate who attended last … More

Canada: Saskatchewan plans to prosecute man already convicted in Ontario

July 3, 2008

An HIV-positive former bodyguard from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has been in an Ontario prison since December 2005, and who pleaded guilty to three counts of HIV-related aggravated sexual assault in April 2007, and was sentenced to … More

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