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HIV man jailed for infecting teen

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15:02 CEST+02:00
A 35-year-old man has been jailed for three years after infecting a 14-year-old girl with HIV. The man had been on trial for raping the girl and a 57-year-old woman, but he was acquitted on these charges.

The 57-year-old also contracted HIV from the man, but the court said it was not proven that he knew that he had the virus at that point.

The young victim was on the run from a rehab clinic when she had sex with the man. Both women reported that they had been raped after they were diagnosed with HIV, two years after sleeping with the man.

The 14-year-old told police that the incident "has ruined my life," according to Expressen.

The man, who is an asylum seeker based in the Stockholm area, will be deported for life after serving his sentence. He was also ordered by Stockholm District Court to pay 800,000 kronor in damages to the girl.

The convicted man's lawyer told Expressen that he was generally pleased with the outcome, but would discuss with his client whether to appeal the conviction.

The man said he had become infected with the virus after being given a blood transfusion in his homeland. He claimed to have needed the transfusion after being assaulted by political opponents.

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