Carl Leone, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison last April in Windsor, Ontario, after being found guilty of infecting five women with HIV and exposing ten further women, is now being sued for C$20 million (£11.2 m) by two of the HIV-positive women, according to a report from The Calgary Herald.
The suit, filed Wednesday in Superior Court, is on behalf of two women, both 29, known as J. R. and M. M. they each seek $9 million in general damages and $1 million for "special, aggravated and punitive damages."
The suit names the Windsor Police Services Board, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit and Leone, who is in prison.
"As a result of the negligence of the defendants and the sexual assault and battery by Carl, J. R. and M. M. have become infected with the . . . virus," according to the claim.
"J. R. and M. M. have also suffered permanent injury to their health and now face an increased risk of an early and painful death as a result of HIV, which will eventually develop into AIDS."