- He infected his partners with HIV, the prosecutor asked for a life sentence for Talluto
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Share27 October 2017 Twenty-four years in prison. It is the sentence imposed by the judges of the Third Court of Assizes of Rome, presided over by Evelina Canale, Valentino Talluto, the 33-year-old HIV-positive accused of having infected dozens of people with unprotected relationships. The decision, arrived after more than ten hours of council chamber, was pronounced in the Rebibbia bunker room: in addition to the accused, there were the girls who were victims of the infection and who were constituted a civil party.
The HIV / AIDS epidemic charge fell
According to the sentence, Valentino Talluto is guilty of serious injuries to the victims of HIV infection, but not of a malicious epidemic, as requested by the prosecutor.
The prosecution had asked for a life sentence
The prosecutor's office in Rome asked for a life sentence with two years of isolation from the day. "This ruling makes jurisprudence because there has never been any precedent in the matter - supports the prosecutor Elena Neri - also because nobody has ever done what Talluto did".
About thirty women infected
57 episodes related to as many people were attributed to Talluto. It referred to thirty women, all between 20 and 30 years old, whom the man would have infected with sexual intercourse.
At the reading of the sentence the victims embrace
At the time of reading Talluto had no reactions, while the victims hugged each other crying. "It is our great little victory. Justice is done. Now we are joined by the joy and the desire to keep going", these are the first comments after the sentence on the part of the girls victims of the contagion constituting the civil party in the trial against the " hunter of the hiv. The young women followed the whole process, without skipping a session until this evening's sentence.
The others infected
They are joined by three men infected by women who became HIV positive because of sex with him, and a child born of one of his former HIV-positive partners. The baby has contracted the virus from its mother during childbirth and is now suffering from HIV and encephalopathy.
The victims are joined by about twenty women who survived the infection, including one who was pregnant at the time of sexual relations with Talluto, and three men who did not contract the virus despite having had 'threesomes' with him and his partner.
Infections between 2006 and 2015
None of the infected women knew how much he risked because no man trusted to be HIV-positive. He asked everyone not to use a condom, to have more pleasure during intercourse, and many satisfied him. The facts examined by the judicial police of the Rome court took place between 2006, when the man knew he was HIV-positive after taking an HIV test, and 2015. After being sure of being HIV positive, Talluto continued to having relationships, occasional or not, always without protections.