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HIV positive man sentenced to 11 years for failing to disclose his status to intimate partners

New Westminster – In November 2009, the New Westminster Police Department’s Major Crime Unit became aware, by way of an anonymous tip, of allegations that Bongani Nyoni was having sexual contact with several women without divulging his HIV positive status to them. The Major Crime Unit investigated these allegations and in July 2010, three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault were approved against him.

In February 2014, a Supreme Court trial was held in New Westminster during which Bongani Nyoni was found guilty of all charges by way of jury. Sentencing took place on June 13, 2014, and Bongani Nyoni was sentenced to 11 years in prison.