Man jailed for deliberately infecting his sex partners with HIV

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Hairdresser Daryll Rowe, age 27,who gave five men HIV and tried to infect five more by sabotaging their condoms was sentenced to life imprisonment. The hairdresser will serve a minimum term of 12 years after being sentenced on Wednesday for crimes committed between October 2015 and December 2016. His guilt was proven by the court in November after six weeks of trial. The court heard how he insisted on unprotected sex with his partners, many of whom he met via dating apps and if they refused to do it he sabotaged their contraception. During the trial, prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC described his crimes as “a cynical and deliberate campaign to infect other men with HIV.” It is clear that he knew what he was doing because after the encounters with victims he sent them SMS saying that he had HIV and had ripped the condoms. Doctors said he was coping well with the diagnosis, but became concerned when he refused antiretroviral drugs that can make those infected less contagious, jurors heard. He refused to take meds, so he was able to infect others and knew about it.

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