I gave my wife HIV
A 37-year old Western Sydney man has admitted he deliberately and maliciously infected his wife of more than ten years with the deadly HIV virus.
RX pleaded guilty to one count of maliciously causing grievous bodily disease in Parramatta local court yesterday.
X said nothing and appeared emotionless during his short court appearance.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years jail.
X will be sentenced in Penrith district court on August 1.
X, who is on a disability pension, infected his long-time partner and mother of his three children with HIV some time between the January 1, 1994 and December 31, 2003.
His partner only found out she had contracted the disease when the couple’s youngest child was diagnosed with HIV in mid-1998. The child died in September 2001 from and AIDS-related illness.
X and his former partner started dating in 1994 when he was 24 and she was 16. The first time they slept together, the victim claims she asked him to wear a condom, but X refused, saying “Do I look like I’ve got AIDS?”.
X had been aware that he carried the disease since he was 18.
X was arrested on December 6 and was originally denied bail because he was considered a danger to the community because of the attitude he displayed about infecting his former partner with the disease,
X was supported in court yesterday by his mother and current partner.