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Monday, 11 May 2009

UK: Man previousy convicted of reckless HIV transmission jailed again

The sixth person to be convicted of reckless HIV transmission in England & Wales, Derek Hornett, has been jailed again for breaching an order banning him from contacting people over the age of 60, after pleading guilty last month to four separate breaches of the order, concerning four separate women.

Mr Hornett pleaded guilty to reckless HIV transmission to an 82-year old woman in December 2005. It was claimed that he began a relationship with the woman to take advantage of her secure financial position. Along with his three years, three months prison sentence he was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, which prohibited him from having sex with anyone without telling them he was HIV-positive, and from associating with, or working for, anyone over the age of 60.

The Western Morning News reports that Recorder Ian Pringle who passed sentence at Exeter Crown Court yesterday found the pre-sentence report "very disturbing". It seems he had again tried to establish sexual relationships with at least one of the four women.

Martin Salloway, mitigating, told Exeter Crown Court yesterday Hornett was seeing a psychiatrist and "recognised that he has got difficulties".

Hornett's HIV was "on the brink of becoming full-blown Aids" and his illness would make his time in jail more "onerous".

He added Hornett's wife, who was in court, was also terminally ill and the defendant was her full-time carer.

Passing sentence, Mr Pringle said he was certain Hornett had been trying to develop a sexual relationship with one of the women to whom the charges related and added: "It's difficult to imagine a more flagrant breach than that."

He sentenced Hornett to two years for the first breach and 12 months for each of the other three. He said the 12-month sentences would be served concurrently with one another but consecutively with the two-year sentence.

4 comments:

Regina said...

Here is another prime example of why these monsters need to be locked up for the rest of their life. I don't have the slightest bit of compassion for this criminal. I dont feel sorry for him because he is on the verge of a full diagnosis. I dont feel sorry for him because he is supposedly the prime caregiver for his poor ailing wife. I dont feel sorry for him because now he feels he need counciling. Send this scum to jail for only two or three years? That's what I'm outraged about! This guy should be locked up under the jail to protect the lives of his future victims. Let's see how he likes the intentional spread of HIV while he is in jail...maybe that will be enough to make him aware of what he has done to the lives of the women he has infected. Obviously some silly court order wasn't enough.

bernadette said...

just want to say thank you to Regina prison is no good for him he needs to be in a special hospital.he has put me through hell but no more i have to look after my self now every one says he is a danger to women.i have h.i.v.and breast cancer my cancer has spread i have not got long now.just want to say i am so so,sorry to all the women and to all the people in my village now i know he never ever loved me bernadette.

sannah said...

im only 21 and have jus found out my husband intentionally gave me hiv. im distraught and furious. the bastards should be locked up and key thrown into sea

bernadette said...

hello,sannah just read your comment i am so sorry please email me any time we can have a chat i know what you are going through men are rats and you are so young.my email is star1611@hotmail.co.uk bernadette.

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