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February 8, 2013

N.J. Police Captain Accused of HIV Nondisclosure in Canada

Ottawa police have accused a 65-year-old retired New Jersey police captain with not disclosing his HIV-positive status to a woman before having sex with her, CBC News reports. Charles Martina has been charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault from alleged incidents between July and September 2006. The complainant came forward in May 2012, which launched an investigation. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, but police believe he will never return to Canada. Martina also allegedly didn’t disclose his status to two women in New Jersey in 2011.

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nvhorseman, Reno, NV., 2013-02-16 13:09:25
As the law sees it, it is just like pointing a loaded gun at someone and pulling the trigger but the gun misfires. The intent was to possibly harm the person, even if the gun didn't fire (his ejaculate did not infect the women he had sex with). It's considered assault, with the intent to cause bodily harm, of varying degrees depending on which state or country you live in.

nvhorseman, Reno, NV., 2013-02-16 13:00:59
Women NEED to be educated about sexual interactions with men. They need to know the psychology of sex regarding men and put that at the fore front of their thoughts on dating and having sex. It is amazing in this time of HIV, Hep C/B, HPV and once simple STD's that are no longer simple (drug resistant gonorrhea) that women are still not educated as to what they need. It Is NOT a man, it IS education and the building of self esteem. BTW, the same can be said of many, many men.

Matty D, Los Angeles, CA, 2013-02-12 12:08:38
Why is it, with so many of these reports, that we're not told if there was transmission or if condoms were used?

Chris, , 2013-02-12 11:32:04
Oh, poor woman! Didn't take responsibility for herself and now wants to blame someone else! I'm ashamed that Canada allows such charges to be placed in the first place.

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