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Rovaniemi Court: Man Intentionally Infected Five Women with HIV

A district court has ruled that a Rovaniemi man intentionally infected five women with HIV. The ruling furthermore said that he is guilty of attempting to infect several others.

In an interim judgement, handed down on Monday, the Rovaniemi district court dropped three other charges against the man, two of aggravated assault stemming from alleged attempts to infect two women, and one of sexual abuse.

The remaining charges of intentionally infecting five women were ruled as proven, as were charges of attempting to infect another 14.

The original charges against the 25 year-old man included five cases of aggravated assault by intentionally passing on the HI virus and 16 more counts of attempting to infect others.

Sentencing and a determination of compensation to victims will be set after a psychological evaluation.

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