Sydney, Australia - An Australian court on Thursday sentenced a man who knowingly infected two European tourists with HIV to 12 years in prison.
Stanislas Kanengele-Yondjo, 42, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting two women with the HIV virus in Sydney between January and March 2003.
Kanengele-Yondjo, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was diagnosed with the virus in February 1999, but told the two women - one from Ireland, the other from Germany - that he was disease free.
Judge Warwick Andrews of the New South Wales state district court called Kanengele-Yondjo's acts heinous and callous.
"To have subjected innocent persons to your own horror shows a poverty of spirit and moral bankruptcy which beggars belief," Andrews said.