HIV positive German female popstar accused of unprotected sex released

April 25th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 25 (ANI): The HIV positive German pop star, who had been taken into custody on suspicion of infecting an unaware partner with the disease, has been released.

Nadja Benaissa allegedly had unprotected intercourse with three people, between 2004 and 2006, leaving at least one infected.

The 26-year-old, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, was claimed to have left her partners in the dark about her condition, reports the BBC.

She was arrested on April 11 in Frankfurt just before she was slated to stage a solo performance.

Her attorneys said she should enjoy the presumption of innocence and that there was no evidence that she infected anyone.

A spokesman for a court in the town of Darmstadt said her release was subject to certain undisclosed conditions.

The songwriter faces a possible count of serious bodily harm and could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty, as per reports. (ANI)

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