Brit man jailed for infecting girlfriend with HIV

September 1st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 1(ANI): A British man has been jailed for 12 months after he infected his girlfriend with HIV and made her pregnant.

Nicholas Richards, 32, admitted committing grievous bodily harm by hiding the 19-year-old that he had the virus.

She only discovered she was infected after blood tests during pregnancy, a court heard.

Her baby did not contract HIV.

Richards claimed he did not know the risks of unprotected sex.

However, prosecutor Roy Brown said he had been warned.

“It was terrible and wicked behaviour,” the Sun quoted Judge David Caddick as telling Richards.

Richards, of Sittingbourne, was given a five-year sexual offences prevention order, banning him from having unprotected sex or failing to tell partners about his HIV status.

He got a further 12 months for GBH over a separate assault on a man at bookies. (ANI)

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