[Update]Brazil: Man found guilty of ‘intentional’ HIV transmission to two women sentenced to seven years in prison

Sentencing

Man is convicted of deliberately infecting women with HIV

June 3, 2018
Source: AMPOST
Renato Peixoto Leal Filho

He was accused by two victims to have sex without a condom with both in order to transmit the virus.

The Court of Rio condemned X to seven years in prison for contaminating, purposely, women with HIV. Barra da Tijuca resident, in Rio’s West Zone, and HIV-positive, he was accused by two victims to have sex without a condom with both in order to transmit the virus.

According to the sentence, signed by Judge Lucy Regina Esteves de Magalhaes, da 19ª Vara Criminal, “There is no doubt as to the intent of the accused in sexual relations with the victims, in order to transmit them incurable disease, it being understood that the subjective element can be seen through the modus operandi used, which was to meet victims through social networking sites, seduce them through false promise of a stable relationship and attract to your apartment, where surprised, addressing them sharply, with them having sex in an extremely violent manner, which included the practice of anal sex, practice that greatly facilitates the spread of the virus, not informing the be HIV positive “.

Among the evidence gathered by the investigation of the 16th DP (Barra da Tijuca), culminating in condemnation, X’s videos having sex without a condom with the victims and testimony from several witnesses who report having had sex with X without being informed that he was HIV positive. He is behind bars since July last year, when the court ruled his arrest.

Investigation

The investigations began in late August 2015, when one of the victims to the police to denounce X. I’m on 16ª DP (Barra da Tijuca), who took over the case, a second woman was heard and made a similar report. according to them, the defendant approached girls through social networks and convinced to leave. Later, without informing about the disease, He insisted on having sex without using a condom.

Months before the case record be made, a young 23 years lived with X started looking for other women who have been involved with it, in order to alert them. Two of them also spoke to EXTRA and confirmed having sex with the suspect, without a condom and unaware of their condition. None of the three, however, became infected with HIV (see below the video testimony of one of them). They also gathered audio with threats made by X and videos, also sent to the alleged victims and handed over to police, he appears having sex without a condom with multiple women.

– Contagion, in this case, it is secondary. Are people exposed to a serious risk – explained the officer Marcus Vinicius Braga, titular da 16ª DP.

Businessman denied allegations in an interview

After disclosure of the case, X spoke with EXTRA to tell his version of events. He admitted to being HIV-positive and have transmitted the disease to two former companions, but he denied the charges at the police station for two alleged victims, who reported insistence X to have sex without a condom and without any warning about their health condition.

– I never did it (sex without communicating having HIV). And no one came to me, talk to me, which was contaminated – secured.

X credited the charges to a revenge of an ex-girlfriend, the young woman who sought other women to report it.

Charged

Man living with HIV who had sex without a condom comes to court

July 4, 2017
Source: Estadão
Google translation - For original article in Portuguese, please scroll down

X infected at least two former partners with the AIDS virus and was indicted for bodily injury

RIO – The businessman X, 43, who was indicted on a very serious bodily injury for trying to contaminate sexual partners with the HIV virus, presented himself to the court on Monday. He had sex without a condom even though he knew he had the virus and only then informed the women of his condition. The case surfaced two years ago when one of the victims came to the police to report him.

Then another woman gave testimony reporting the same fact. They said he arranged social networking meetings with women and then convinced them to have unprotected sex. He said he wanted to “mark the life” of the partner.

 In an interview with the Rio newspaper Extra, the businessman said he was HIV positive and transmitted the disease to two ex-partners, but denied that he had had sex without a condom in order to infect his partner.
 
There was an arrest warrant issued against him on May 30. But the businessman was not found and was considered a fugitive. X’s defence appealed and his request was denied.

Accompanied by his lawyer, he arrived on Monday at the notary’s office of the 19th Criminal Court of the capital, during the forensic examination.

The notary then directed the businessman to attend the 5th Police Station, in the centre, so that from there he can be referred to the penitentiary system. His hearing is scheduled for Thursday, 5, and the case will be trialled in his presence.


Portador do HIV que fazia sexo sem camisinha se apresenta à Justiça

X infectou ao menos duas ex-companheiras com o vírus da aids e foi denunciado por lesão corporal

RIO – O empresário X, de 43 anos, denunciado por lesão corporal gravíssima por tentar contaminar parceiras sexuais com o vírus HIV, apresentou-se na segunda-feira, 3, à Justiça. Ele fazia sexo sem preservativo mesmo sabendo-se portador do vírus e só depois informava suas condições às mulheres. O caso veio à tona há dois anos, quando uma das vítimas procurou a polícia para denunciá-lo.

Em seguida, outra mulher prestou depoimento relatando o mesmo fato. Elas disseram que ele marcava encontros via redes sociais com mulheres e depois as convencia a ter relações sem proteção. Dizia que queria “marcar a vida” da parceira.

Em entrevista ao jornal carioca Extra, o empresário afirmou ser soropositivo e ter transmitido a doença para duas ex-companheiras, mas negou que tenha feito sexo sem preservativo com o intuito de infectar a parceira.

Existe um mandado de prisão preventiva expedido contra ele em 30 de maio. Mas o empresário não foi encontrado e passou a ser considerado foragido. A defesa de X recorreu e teve seu pedido negado.

Acompanhado por seu advogado, ele foi nesta segunda-feira ao cartório da 19ª Vara Criminal da capital, durante o expediente forense.

O cartório, então, orientou o empresário a comparecer à 5ª Delegacia de Polícia, no centro, para que de lá ele seja encaminhado ao sistema penitenciário. Nesta quinta-feira, 5, está agendada audiência  de instrução e julgamento do caso, com a sua presença.