This is pathetic. Both ladies, whose idenriid cannot be disclosed for legal reasons and were referred to as Miss A and Miss B throughout the hearing, quickly fell ill and tests showed Osei had passed the virus onto each of them.
A Ghanaian, Japhet Osei, who deliberately infected two girlfriends with HIV was jailed for five years in the United Kingdom. The 23-year-old slept with two women after being diagnosed as HIV positive and refused any help from doctors or to take any drugs to suppress the virus.
He did not use any protection with a 17-year-old girl and encouraged a cautious second victim into having s*x without protection because she was his girlfriend.
Osei even lied that a s*xual health clinic check-up had found he was clean and showed her a text message to prove it, the court heard.
Expert analysis found that they shared exactly the same strain of the virus.
Jailing him for a total of five years she said: “We are not living in the 1980s where everyone was ignorant of the effects of this disease and running around in a panic.
“This is 30 years later. You were provided with expertise, assistance and the opportunity for treatment for the terrible disease you knew you carried and you refused it.
“Despite your knowledge of your medical condition, you embarked on a s*xual relationship. Your actions are totally inexcusable.”
She also ordered that Osei should be the subject of a S*xual Harm Prevention Order where he is not permitted to have s*x with any woman without telling her about his HIV status.