R v Dica [2004]

Facts

  • The defendant was told that he was HIV positive
  • He proceeded to have unprotected sex with two women

Issue

  • Was the defendant liable under section 20 OAPA for inflicting grievous bodily harm?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Recklessly having unprotected sex after HIV diagnosis, resulting in the infliction of really serious harm (HIV), is enough to constitute a section 20 conviction
RELATED CASE  R v Powell [1997]

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