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Sunday, July 29, 2007

CrimProf Mike Sharlot Discusses HIV Consent Case

Sharlot_michael_lg_2From dallasnews.com:  University of Texas CrimProf  Mike Sharlot recently discussed the texas man who was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, because, police say, he had unprotected sex with the women without telling them he had HIV.

Now the four ex-girlfriends have the human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS, according to arrest warrant affidavits released Thursday.

CrimProf Sharlot said cases in which consent is a defense are rare. He used baseball as an analogy.

"Let's say you are playing baseball, lose your temper, and hit the catcher over the head. He committed to playing baseball, not being hit like that," Mr. Sharlot said. "There are rare instances," he said, when a person is blameless "if you bat a ball and hit another player and hurt them." Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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