WINNIPEG - A man has been sentenced to seven years in jail for not telling three Winnipeg women he was HIV-positive before having sex with them.
Apay Ogouk (AH-paye Ah-gook) infected two of the women with HIV.
The offences occurred over four years starting in 2006, a year after the Sudanese man came to Canada as a refugee.
With credit for time already served, he has 3 1/2 years left in his sentence.
Earlier this year, Ogouk, who is 30, was sentenced on two counts of aggravated sexual assault after having sex with two minors in 2007 and 2010 in Calgary.
He was handed a five-year sentence and with time served, should have gotten out of jail then, but because of the charges in Winnipeg, was kept in custody.
Ogouk was told in 2006 that he was HIV-positive after getting tested at a Winnipeg clinic. He was then repeatedly told over several years, often through an interpreter, about the dangers of being sexually active and not using protection.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority even obtained a special order under the Public Health Act compelling him to disclose all sexual relationships along with his condition.
(CHQR, CJOB, The Canadian Press)