Devastating! HIV Positive Italian Man Intentionally Infects 30 Women | See Details

A HIV positive Italian man who intentionally infected 30 women including a 14-year-old and another victim who passed it onto her baby has been jailed for 24 years, Daily Mail reports.

Valentino Talluto called himself ‘Hearty Style’ as he seduced dozens of young women on social networks and internet dating sites, often dating several at a time.

The 33-year-old accountant’s youngest victim was 14 at the beginning of their relationship and the oldest was about 40. Male companions of three of his victims were also infected, as was the baby of a fourth.

Out of 53 sexual conquests known to have taken place between 2006 – when he discovered he was HIV positive and his arrest in 2015 – 30 women were infected by him with the virus which damages the immune system and causes AIDS.

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Talluto expressed regret for what had happened as he was sentenced, but said he did not realise the consequences of his actions.

Throughout his trial, which opened in March in Rome’s Rebibbia prison, the women described how Talluto had wined and dined them, claiming to fall in love before persuading them to have unprotected sex.

The women who had asked him to wear a condom said he told them he was allergic or had just been tested for HIV.

When the women discovered they were HIV positive – by chance, due to health problems or after other women he dated raised the alarm – they said he said it had nothing to do with him.

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Many were students, some mothers. Each described the horrors of living with HIV, from the stigma which distanced even family members, to the challenges of treatment.

His lawyer Maurizio Barca insisted that Talluto used condoms ‘most of the time’ and only had sex without them a few times after being ‘caught in the heat of the action’.

‘He did not intentionally seek to transmit the virus,’

He also claimed it was impossible to prove it was his client and not other partners who had infected the women. The strain of the virus they share with Talluto is the most widespread in Europe.

After months of silence, Talluto finally spoke out at the end of September, his voice breaking with emotion and his eyes brimming with tears after hearing the testimony of one of the women.

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‘Many of the girls know my friends and family. They say that I wanted to infect as many people as possible.

If that had been the case, I would have gone for casual sex in bars, I would not have brought them into my life,’ he insisted.

One of the women still refuses to give up on him. She told the court in July of their meeting in 2014, how he told her immediately that he was HIV positive, and how she forgave his infidelities.

‘We want to get married. I’m still in love with Valentino, he’s not the monster that everyone describes,’ she said.

 

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