Man who didn't tell his sexual partners he had HIV gets 11 years sentence

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A man who had sex with three different women, without disclosing he was HIV-positive, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Bongani Nyoni, who was allowed into Canada on humanitarian grounds from Zimbabwe in 2007, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault for incidents that took place between 2007 and 2008.

New Westminster Police Became aware of the situation thanks to a tip they received in 2009. They then issued a Canada-wide warrant for Nyonin in 2010.

Nyoni claimed he had told the women about his status and said he used condoms on all but one occasion, but two of the women later tested positive for the virus.

“His selfish and callous disregard for the complainants is inhumane,” said Justice Janice Dillon as she handed down Nyonin’s sentence.

“His conduct shows a lack of insight and compassion into how his actions affected others.”

 

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