News

Man Found Guilty Of Infecting Ex Partners With HIV


Share this article


A 28 year old father of four has been found guilty of causing serious harm to two of his former partners by infecting them with HIV. It’s the first case of its kind in Ireland.

The court heard the man had been diagnosed with HIV in 2008 and the Prosecution said he knew full well he had the virus when these offences occurred two years later.

The Prosecution said the accused, an African national, had been advised about safe sex, knew the risks and didn’t take his anti-viral medication.

The man’s ex wife told the court he didn’t like condoms and wasn’t shocked when she told him she had been diagnosed with HIV during routine testing when she was pregnant.

Another former partner told the trial the man wouldn’t use contraception and blamed her when she was diagnosed.

The accused, who can’t be named to protect the identity of the women involved, had denied the charges but was convicted by a jury.

Judge Martin Nolan remanded the accused in custody ahead of sentencing later this month and said a custodial sentence is ‘likely’.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

98FM Throwback Anthems with Ba...

98FM Throwback Anthems with Barry Dunne

19:00-22:00

Share

Up next

98FM’s Hotmix with Rebecca She...

98FM’s Hotmix with Rebecca Shekleton

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bre...

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

06:00-09:00

Share

Now That's What I Call Sport w...

Now That's What I Call Sport with Jamie Moore

09:00-10:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Sha...

The Sound of the City with Shane Staunton

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with And...

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

12:00-16:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Den...

The Sound of the City with Denis Vavasour

16:00-19:00

Share

Dublin’s Top 30 with Paul Bona...

Dublin’s Top 30 with Paul Bonass

19:00-21:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on