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HIV-positive No Angels singer charged with bodily harm

AFP · 12 Feb 2010, 14:19

Published: 12 Feb 2010 14:19 GMT+01:00

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Benaissa, 27, had sex on five occasions between 2000 and 2004 with three people and did not tell them she was infected, even though she had known since 1999, according to the charge sheet.

"She was well aware that any unprotected sexual contact can lead to the virus being passed on," prosecutors in the town of Darmstadt near Frankfurt said.

One of the three had since been confirmed as being infected with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, prosecutors added.

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No Angels shot to fame in 2000 thanks to a television talent show and had a string of hits in central Europe before splitting up in 2003. They reformed in 2007 and competed in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 23rd.

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20:36 February 12, 2010 by Yelena
More or less, she should be charged with attempted homicide. Her committing these actions obviously will more than likely result in the deaths of one or more individuals she had relations with. If she knew she had the HIV and didn't tell her partners, it is the same as homicide plain and simple. Anyone can try a refute the claims that what she did isn't a form of homicide, but it is. By the way, I'm American and we had a similar case like this one here in America, the guy ended up dying in prison for what he did.
23:23 February 12, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, this is just another example as to why Germany should really began to focus on moral psychology. It's truly unfortunate to have people such as this lady, who knowingly goes around infecting innocent people with a disease that she knows is deadly.

Surely it's time for those in Germany, who understands what I'm saying here, to step forward and began to instill a sense of morality. Tragic and devastating things tends to strike societies that celebrate immoral character.

This is historical fact.
03:06 February 13, 2010 by parografik
"HIV WILL eventually kill you."

Not if SARS, Swine Flu, Global Warming, Cell Phone Brain Cancer get there first.
16:17 February 13, 2010 by lordwilliams629
eurovol, listen when two people give something to each other while doing the dirty it's no ones fault if neither one knew, but if one of them knew they had HIV yes it is the persons fault who knew and didn't say, not the person who didn't know. Your analogy is like saying if somebody points a gun at you and shoots, that you are also to blame because you didn't know the person was going to shoot, your an idiot. In america she would be charged and thrown in prison as she should be.
20:48 February 13, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Yea everybody is responsible for what they do, I mean if you go out and have unproteced sex and then get something, yes it is your fault for not being careful, but when a person does what this person has done reguardless of the other persons failure to be careful, does not mean they have equal blame. What this person has done makes her a killer, and I have no doubt she's had sex with other men as well.

This reminds me of when I was in high school there was a young girl who gave this to 3 differnt boys, and my brother almost had sex with the same girl but did not because he passed out from being drunk, she got mad at him would not talk to him again, needless to say she and the three other guys are dead.
19:24 February 17, 2010 by cantenaccio
I googled it a bit and from what I have seen from various countries is that this is generally considered an assualt and the criminals get 4 or 5 years…
19:24 February 17, 2010 by cantenaccio
I googled it a bit and from what I have seen from various countries is that this is generally considered an assualt and the criminals get 4 or 5 years…
19:26 February 17, 2010 by cantenaccio
I googled it a bit and from what I have seen from various countries is that this is generally considered an assualt and the criminals get 4 or 5 years…
22:48 March 24, 2010 by juanjibb
if this guy was so concerned about his sexual health he would have used a condom would he not. first and formost you are responsible for your own health be it sexual or otherwise. i am condoning what happened but this man is also at fault. also if he was having unprotected with her how many others did he have unprotected sex with, could he not have been infected by someone else.
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