HIV –positive man on trial over unsafe sex with teenager

South America, June 2015

SURINAME – HIV-positive RL (42) risks going to prison for 3.5 years for having unsafe sex with a 17-year-old girl. The defendant had not told the girl that he is HIV positive. The police received an anonymous tip that the suspect had ‘met’ the girl on Facebook. She moved in with him and had unsafe sex with him. RL reportedly hit the girl when she refused to have sex with him. The defendant who had spent several years in prison after he had been convicted of rape claims that he never hit the girl.