German pop star Nadja Benaissa and her lawyer Oliver Wallasch
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Suspended sentence for German HIV singer Nadja Benaissa

An HIV-positive German pop star accused of infecting a former partner with the virus has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Nadja Benaissa, 28, was found guilty on one count of causing grievous bodily harm and two of attempted bodily harm.

The No Angels singer had admitted having unprotected sex and keeping her HIV status secret, but denied deliberately infecting anyone.

Lawyers for both sides had called on her to receive a suspended sentence rather than be jailed.

Tristana Moore reports.

  • 26 Aug 2010
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