An Italian accountant has been jailed for 24 years after intentionally infecting 30 women with HIV.
Valentino Talluto is said to have had unprotected sex with at least 53 women after his HIV diagnosis in 2006, the youngest of whom was 14 at the relationship’s start.
The accountant, using the pseudonym “Hearty Style”, went on social networks and dating sites to find his victims.
On Friday, judges sentenced the 33-year-old to 24 years in prison.
Talluto’s defence lawyers had argued their client’s actions were “imprudent, but not intentional”.
However, those who asked him to wear a condom were told he was either allergic, or had recently been tested for HIV, news agency AFP reported.
When some of the women confronted him after discovering they were infected, he denied he was a carrier of the potentially deadly virus, which can lead to Aids.
As a result of his actions, another four people contracted the virus on top of …
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