Italian man deliberately infects 32 women with HIV, gets 24 years in jail
18:05, Saturday, 28 October, 2017
An HIV-infected man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for deliberately passing on the virus to over 30 women after luring his victims via online platforms to have unprotected sex with him. On Friday, the Court of Appeal of Rome found the 33-year-old accountant, Valentino Talluto, guilty of spreading the HIV virus to 32 women after deliberately deceiving his victims into having unprotected sex.After 11 hours of deliberations following the trial, in which the prosecution asked for a life sentence, the court found Talluto guilty of “grievous and incurable bodily harm,” and sentenced him to 24 years behind bars. Talluto, who in September showed some remorse to his victims, had no reaction when the sentence was read out Friday. His victims, however, started weeping. “It’s our little big win. Justice is done. Now we are united by joy and ready to move forward,”said one. Despite knowing that he was HIV-positive since 2006, the accountant, using the pseudonym ‘Hearty Style,’ roamed social networks and dating sites to find his prey.