Unsuspecting Sex partner …”I have a fever”
Courtesy of THE SUN…
Daryll Rowe, 26, is accused of embarking on a “cynical campaign” to infect as many men as he could with the virus.
He texted one of his alleged victims to say: “Maybe you have the fever cos I came inside you and I have HIV, lol. Whoops!”
The court heard Rowe also called one of his victims and laughed down the phone as he goaded the man about his potential diagnosis.
The victim later tested positive for HIV, with a strain of the virus similar to Rowe’s.
Another man Rowe had sex with said he used a condom, but found it had the end ripped off after being discarded in the sink.
Caroline Carberry QC, prosecuting, told Lewes Crown Court said: “He was extremely concerned and upset about this and repeatedly asked Darryll Rowe whether he was clean which he said he was. That condom did not split accidentally.”
Another alleged victim discovered he had the virus after feeling “feverish and ill”.
“Daryll Rowe was diagnosed with HIV in Edinburgh in April 2015.
“Later that year, he moved to Brighton.
With full knowledge, putting others at risk, he embarked on what was a cynical and deliberate campaign to infect other men with the HIV virus.
“Unfortunately for some of the men he met, his campaign was successful.
“He had numerous, casual sexual relationships with men he met via Grindr.
“He deceived each of those men into believing he was HIV negative.
“He reassured the men he was clean and when they insisted on a condom, he deliberately sabotaged the condom.
“Many of them were sent abusive and mocking messages.
Ms Carberry told the jury Rowe met eight men in Sussex and two more in the north east.
“At least four have contracted the virus, others were lucky not to,” she said.
“In all cases it was his intention to infect those men with HIV.”
Sussex Police arrested Rowe in February 2016 after two men were diagnosed as HIV positive.
He refused to admit being HIV positive and denied meting with or having sex with the two men.
Rowe was bailed to an address in Berwick, Northumberland.
He interviewed again when other alleged victims came forward. After being re-bailed, Rowe went missing and police launched a manhunt to find him.
He was discovered living in Wallsend under a fake name.
The case, which is due to last six weeks, continues.
How can he do this to anyone? This isn’t funny at all. It’s disturbing. We are all put in a vulnerable place when it comes to sex. The last thing anyone needs is to be judged because they trusted someone. Yes you run the risk when having sex with someone unprotected. But ffs, you shouldn’t have to wonder or worry about the condoms being broken intentionally. If I’m with someone I’d expect them to respect my wishes to protect myself. You don’t undermine TRUST!
BRING YOUR OWN CONDOMS AND WATCH EVERYTHING!