Criminal transmission of disease

Professor Jeremy Gans reports that the Australian High Court is to hear an appeal in the Queensland matter of R v Zaburoni [2014] QCA 77. Professor Gans notes:

R v Zaburoni [2014] QCA 77, examined whether evidence that a man learnt six years earlier he was HIV positive and that HIV could be transmitted by unprotected penis-vagina sex, lied to his new partner about his HIV status, engaged in unprotected sex with her for 21 months and later lied to the police about some of these matters was sufficient to allow a jury to conclude that he intended to transmit a serious disease (an offence with a maximum life sentence, for which he was sentenced to nine years imprisonment without parole.)

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