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.”