[Update]UK: 60-year-old man pleads not guilty to three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm for alleged HIV transmission

October 2, 2019

Source: Swindon Advertiser, October 2, 2019

Swindon man denies infecting three women with HIV

A TOOTHILL man denies recklessly infecting three women with HIV.

JR, 60, formerly of Luddesdown Road, appeared before Swindon magistrates this afternoon via video link.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address, date of birth, nationality and his not guilty pleas to three counts of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

It is alleged he infected three women with sexually-transmitted virus HIV between August 2015 and February 2017.

JR was remanded in custody to appear before Swindon Crown Court for a trial preparation hearing on November 1, 2019.


Source: The Independent, October 1, 2019

Man ‘recklessly infected three women with HIV

The man is accused of three counts of grievous bodily harm

A man from Toothill in Swindon has been charged with contaminating three women with HIV. J.R., who is scheduled to appear before Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, stands accused of three counts of grievous bodily harm against three women who have tested HIV positive. The 60-year-old is being detained at HMP Channings Wood – a Category C prison in Ogwell. 

The crime of reckless HIV transmission is punishable by up to five years in prison in England and Wales.

Ian Harris, a senior lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Following a careful review of the evidence provided to me by Wiltshire Police I have authorised the police to charge J.R. with three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm in relation to three women who have been infected with HIV.