Nadja Benaissa arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV

Nadja Benaissa – a German pop star singer – was held in Frankfurt because of the suspicion that she had unprotected sexual intercourse with three people in the years 2004 and 2006 without telling them beforehand that she is HIV positive.

Nadja Benaissa is a German singer, songwriter and occasional actress, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, the “biggest-selling German girlband to date,” according to the German media.

The public prosecutor’s office in the western town of Darmstadt said that the singer was being held because of the “urgent suspicion that the accused had unprotected sexual intercourse with three people in the years 2004 and 2006 without telling them beforehand that she was HIV positive”.

If found guilty she could face up to 10 years in prison. Under German law anyone convicted of knowingly infecting another person with HIV faces a prison sentence of between six months and 10 years for grievous bodily harm.

Source: Health Newstrack, India



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