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Hector Scott – HIV sex worker jailed

By PBO 15 September 2008 21

The ABC has a report on Hector Scott’s sentencing.

It is bad enough that you cannot get charged with murder in the ACT, but this fiend gets only 2 1/2 months for possibly infecting innocent friends with HIV.  I would consider that assault with a deadly weapon because he was aware of his infection and continued on his merry way. When will we get a magistrate with a bit of balls who is not afraid to sentence appropriatly? 

Maybe i am a bit right wing on this one but in a situation like this he needs to be locked up and the key thrown away.

UPDATE: The Scarlet Alliance has a novel view on this according to the ABC:

    “I don’t believe anybody was put at risk by Hector Scott in this case – in fact it’s a very poor message for the courts to be sending, that having sex with a HIV positive person is in any way risky.”

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lydia 11:12 pm 26 Sep 08

What a strange trail of comments.

The guy was charged for being a sex worker while he had HIV not for knowingly infecting anyone and not for having unprotected sex.

So now HIV positive people should be jailed to make it safe for the rest of us to have unprotected sex without taking any responsibility for our own health.

Sounds a little to me like the ‘send them all off to an island’ hysteria we experienced in the 80’s – maybe some people haven’t moved on from there.

Lydia

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