Man charged with knowingly infecting woman with communicable disease, NSW

A man will face court today charged with knowingly infecting a woman with a communicable disease, NSW Police say.

Police from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command received a report from a woman alleging that a man had knowingly infected her with a communicable disease, medically known as HIV.

Officers commenced an investigation and yesterday (Thursday 22 March 2018), police arrested a 53-year-old man at a business in Rozelle.

During a search of the man’s backpack, officers allegedly located a liquid, believed to be prohibited drugs, and ammunition.

The items were seized and will undergo forensic analysis.

He was taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent, bestiality and possess ammunition without holding licence or permit.

The man was refused bail to appear before Newtown Local Court today (Friday 23 March 2018).

More information on prevention and treatment for HIV is available at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/endinghiv/Pages/default.aspx or the Sexual Health Info Link (SHIL) on 1800 451 624.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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