Man is convicted of deliberately infecting women with HIV

He was accused by two victims to have sex without a condom with both in order to transmit the virus.
02/06/2018 16h01 - Updated 2/06/2018 16h01
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The Court of Rio condemned Renato Peixoto Leal Filho to seven years in prison for contaminating, purposely, women with HIV. Barra da Tijuca resident, in Rio's West Zone, and HIV-positive, he was accused by two victims to have sex without a condom with both in order to transmit the virus.

According to the sentence, signed by Judge Lucy Regina Esteves de Magalhaes, da 19ª Vara Criminal, "There is no doubt as to the intent of the accused in sexual relations with the victims, in order to transmit them incurable disease, it being understood that the subjective element can be seen through the modus operandi used, which was to meet victims through social networking sites, seduce them through false promise of a stable relationship and attract to your apartment, where surprised, addressing them sharply, with them having sex in an extremely violent manner, which included the practice of anal sex, practice that greatly facilitates the spread of the virus, not informing the be HIV positive ".

Among the evidence gathered by the investigation of the 16th DP (Barra da Tijuca), culminating in condemnation, Renato's videos having sex without a condom with the victims and testimony from several witnesses who report having had sex with Renato without being informed that he was HIV positive. He is behind bars since July last year, when the court ruled his arrest.

Investigation
The investigations began in late August 2015, when one of the victims to the police to denounce Peixoto. I'm on 16ª DP (Barra da Tijuca), who took over the case, a second woman was heard and made a similar report. according to them, the defendant approached girls through social networks and convinced to leave. Later, without informing about the disease, He insisted on having sex without using a condom.

Months before the case record be made, a young 23 years lived with Peixoto started looking for other women who have been involved with it, in order to alert them. Two of them also spoke to EXTRA and confirmed having sex with the suspect, without a condom and unaware of their condition. None of the three, however, became infected with HIV (see below the video testimony of one of them). They also gathered audio with threats made by Peixoto and videos, also sent to the alleged victims and handed over to police, he appears having sex without a condom with multiple women.

- Contagion, in this case, it is secondary. Are people exposed to a serious risk - explained the officer Marcus Vinicius Braga, titular da 16ª DP.

Businessman denied allegations in an interview
After disclosure of the case, Peixoto spoke with EXTRA to tell his version of events. He admitted to being HIV-positive and have transmitted the disease to two former companions, but he denied the charges at the police station for two alleged victims, who reported insistence Renato to have sex without a condom and without any warning about their health condition.

- I never did it (sex without communicating having HIV). And no one came to me, talk to me, which was contaminated - secured.

Renato credited the charges to a revenge of an ex-girlfriend, the young woman who sought other women to report it.


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