HIV positive German pop star in dock for ‘infecting unaware partners’

April 15th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, April 15 (ANI): A German pop star has been accused of having intentionally infected several sexual partners with the HIV virus without informing them of her disease.

Nadja Benaissa, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, allegedly had unprotected intercourse with three people, leaving at least one infected.

According to the Times, the 26-year-old was taken into custody in Frankfurt on April 11 just before she was slated to stage a solo performance, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The singer was remanded in custody following a judge’s ruling that she may repeat her alleged offence, as per reports.

The public prosecutor’s office in Darmstadt said Benaissa was being held because of the “urgent suspicion that the accused had unprotected sexual intercourse with three people in the years 2004 and 2006 without telling them beforehand that she was HIV positive”.

The songwriter could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty. (ANI)

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