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Gigolo spreads the man love and more

By Kramer - 20 January 2008 35

The ABC reports local male prostitute, Hector Scott of Kingston (hello Google), has appeared in court on charges of knowingly infecting someone with a STD. Allegedly, even though he knew (or should have known) that he had a STD he continued his “service”, and he was also operating without being registered.

According to this CT story the respective maximum penalties are 6 months jail and a $5000 fine, and 12 months jail and a $10,000 fine. I can understand that a gigolo has to earn a living, but considering he could be effectively ending someone’s life, shouldn’t the penalties be higher? Perhaps the same penalty as manslaughter, and maybe also castration?

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35 Responses to
Gigolo spreads the man love and more
Danman 9:20 pm 30 Jan 08

Not really odd, thats how courts work. Usually they have governance over allegations/facts until the case has been completed and there is not a shadow of a doubt that the allegations are fact.

fhakk 7:34 pm 30 Jan 08

Mate of mine in the local media says they knew about it on the 18th when this guy was first up in court, but were told not to report about it because of ‘privacy regulations’.
That’s a bit odd…

neanderthalsis 4:55 pm 30 Jan 08

Knowingly spreading HIV should, in my opinion carry a charge of attempted murder. If he has spread it, then those affected are facing a death sentence.

Bludger 4:50 pm 30 Jan 08

What I don’t understand is how are they going to gauge if the person they are phoning is a previous client from a business or even a wrong number?

I don’t see how they’d bring up the subject?

natslovR 4:29 pm 30 Jan 08
Mr Evil 3:17 pm 30 Jan 08

So much for practicing safe sex!

Bludger 3:13 pm 30 Jan 08

My mistake, so he does have HIV…

Bludger 3:11 pm 30 Jan 08

I’m sure I read in the CT when the story first ran that it wasn’t HIV and they are unsure if he was servicing male clients. They also had a photo of him, I can’t believe people actually paid him money.

Skidbladnir 2:01 pm 30 Jan 08

Re: initial comment on this article:
Charged sex worker has HIV: ACT Health

Article body:
ACT Health has confirmed Canberra sex worker Hector Scott has HIV…

A hotline – 1800 678 805 – has been set up for anyone who may have had contact with the man who advertised under the names Adam and Josh.

Apparently up to 250 people may have been affected. 😐

simbo 10:58 pm 21 Jan 08

If you can’t get a 41 year old man for free, you’re really not trying…

howdy 1:06 pm 21 Jan 08

I thought that was the idea of paying for sex though – you can’t get what you’re after for free : )

Crikey 1:00 pm 21 Jan 08

LOL he’s 41 and people pay him for sex – his clients must be desperate!!!

Ari 12:51 pm 21 Jan 08

… or is he still being held?

Mr Evil 12:41 pm 21 Jan 08

So, has he been “discharged” by the Court?

Sammy 12:29 pm 21 Jan 08

A slap on the wrist? That’s a bit limp.

Perhaps a slap on the wrist with a carton of viagra.

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