Being declared HIV-positive is indeed a grave event. Fortunately, nowadays being diagnosed with HIV\AIDS is not considered a death sentence anymore. Although the authorities have gone at great lengths in order to integrate HIV-positive individuals into society, some of them choose to hide this affliction to the detriment of someone. An HIV-positive man was convicted after having unprotected sex.
Ricky Webster, a U.S. citizen from the state of Pennsylvania has been found guilty as charged by the jury after engaging in sexual activity with three women, whom he didn’t inform, on purpose about his condition.
According to Webster’s medical records, the culprit was not infected with HIV through common means. Webster was born with this disease and had a hard time managing it through his early teens.
As a child, Webster was abandoned by his biological parents due to his condition. Later on, he got adopted by a couple from Pennsylvania, who also had 3 other children. According to his testimonies, apart from him, there was another child in his foster family who was HIV-positive.
Before facing the jury and the judge, Webster made a TV appearance alongside his father. Dennis Webster, Ricky’s foster father said that by the time Ricky was 14 years, he already discussed with his son about the difficulties he will encounter later in life because of his harrowing disease.
Realising the gravity of the situation, Dennis Webster admitted that his son made some very poor choices in his life. Thus, in light of this thought, during the trial, Webster senior asked the judges to be more lenient in Ricky’s case.
An HIV-positive man was convicted after having unprotected sex with 3 female partners. Fortunately, during testing, none of his partners showed any signs of infection, although there are not out the woods yet.
After being put on trial, following the court’s session, Leonard Zito, the judge in charge of Webster’s case came out to accuse the defendant of cowardice.
Unfortunately, although Webster’s father asked for leniency, the judges decided otherwise. Ricky Webster was found guilty on 3 counts of reckless endangerment. For this, he was sentenced to 33 to 66 months.
The HIV-positive man was convicted after having unprotected sex, although his father asked the magistrates for leniency in his son’s case. The judge dismissed his plea, arguing that his son is not the victim in this case.
Although they’ve had unprotected sexual contact with the culprit, the three women showed no signs of having HIV\AIDS. But, the medical examiners said that a certain amount of time must pass in order to see if the women are infected or not.