Netherlands, four HIV-positive men were charged with
drugging, raping, and intentionally infecting other
men with HIV during sex parties, prosecutors said
Thursday. Three of the four men who were arrested May
13 are suspected of abuse and drugging, according to the
International Herald Tribune. Two have confessed
to injecting the victims with HIV-infected blood.
reported to police, claiming they were raped. The arrests
spokesman Paul Heidanus told reporters Thursday that the two
who confessed would face charges of rape and "premeditated
severe assault," which carries a maximum sentence of
16 years in prison.
Netherlands supreme court ruling protects the HIV injectors
from murder charges because they found that AIDS should no
longer be regarded as an inevitably fatal disease but
instead a chronic illness.
investigation is underway to determine what crimes the third
suspect committed. The fourth is suspected to have sold "a
considerable amount of drugs," including ecstasy and GHB,
known as a "date rape" drug, police said in a
arrest, a Groningen court ordered the suspects to be held
for 90 days. (The Advocate)