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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US: Attempted murder charges dropped for HIV-positive Kentucky woman who bit shopkeeper during robbery

November 12, 2007

Interesting story about an HIV-positive woman who bit a shopkeeper during a robbery whilst declaring she had “AIDS”. Although she was initially charged by police with attempted murder, these charges were dropped during her arraignment. Interesting also that the journalist … More

US: Missouri man charged with HIV exposure

November 12, 2007

Man charged with exposing woman to HIV Posted on Kansascity.com on Sat, Nov. 10, 2007 07:59 PM Kansas City police charged a man Saturday with knowingly exposing a woman to HIV. Calvin Williams, 33, allegedly first spoke to the 37-year-old … More

UAE: Male rape case in Dubai; authorities accused of HIV cover-up

November 5, 2007

2 Emirati Men Accused of Assaulting Boy By BARBARA SURK DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Emirati men are accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old French-Swiss boy, a case that has raised questions about the protection of foreigners and … More

Canada: British Columbia man receives 4 1/2 years for HIV exposure; shoddy reporting

November 4, 2007

For an example of shoddy journalism, and inaccurate reporting, you can’t beat this article from the Vancouver Sun. The headline is wrong (the man is 36); the writing is abysmal (he was prosecuted for breaking HIV exposure laws established by … More

US: North Carolina soldier pleads guilty to reckless HIV transmission; sentenced to 40 months

November 1, 2007

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Passing HIV Infection Posted: Nov. 1, 2007 Fort Bragg —A soldier pleaded guilty Thursday during a court-martial to knowingly infecting a 17-year-old boy with HIV. Pfc. Johnny Lamar Dalton, 25, a member of the 82nd Airborne … More

US: Missouri woman sentenced to 10 years for HIV exposure

October 18, 2007

Missouri must have some of the most draconian laws imaginable in the developed world against HIV-positive people. A 27 year-old woman was sentenced to ten years in prison for HIV exposure, after her mother reported to her police. The ‘victim’ … More

Australia: SA goverment sued for ‘allowing’ Stuart McDonald to infect him with HIV

October 15, 2007

Man sues in HIV caseABC NewsThe South Australian Government is being sued for allegedly failing to prevent a man from being infected with HIV. The young man alleges he was deliberately infected by Stuart McDonald, 39, who has been charged … More

UK: Hunt for Mark James continues

October 15, 2007

Police launch international hunt for HIV spreader Police have widened their search to the continent for a fugitive who passed on HIV to his male partner. Mark James, 47, was sentenced to three years and four months in jail when … More

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

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