according to A man accused of infecting his boyfriend with HIV has been found guilty.
The defence said the complainant was untrustworthy, he could’ve got the virus from someone else, and Filitonga told him he was positive before they had intercourse.
After almost seven hours of deliberations, the jury found Filitonga guilty of both charges.
The Crown said the 37-year-old – knowing he was positive and fully aware of his obligation to disclose his health status – had unprotected sex with his boyfriend from February 2014.
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This caused his partner, who has name suppression, to contract HIV
Man found guilty of knowingly infecting partner with HIV SUPPLIED Mikio Filitonga was found guilty of knowingly infecting partner with HIV.
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An Auckland man has been found guilty of knowingly infecting his partner with the HIV virus.
In West Auckland, in 2009, a man was jailed for more than three years after infecting his female partner of two years with HIV.
In 1994 Kenyan musician Peter Mwai was jailed for seven years after having unprotected sex with five women, infecting two with HIV.
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