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article imageFormer CFLer guilty of aggravated sexual assault

By Woodbine1967     Feb 8, 2007 in Sports
Former CFL linebacker Trevis Smith, who is HIV-positive, has been found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault after he failed to reveal his status to two woman he had unprotected sex with.
Saskatchewan provincial court Judge Kenn Bellerose made the ruling Thursday in Regina, saying he found the testimony of the two women to be more credible than Smith's.
"The judge said he did not believe his testimony on either of the women," said CTV's Jill Macyshon outside the courtroom.
Macyshon described Smith as stoic when the verdicts were given. Smith's wife, who supported him during the trial, also had no reaction.
Neither of the women in the case have tested positive for HIV. During the trial, Smith denied having sex with one of his accusers and claimed he told the other woman about his condition.
Macyshon said it's possible that sentencing could come today but that it will likely be done at a later date.
She said the judge will absolutely be giving Smith jail-time.
In previous similar cases, sentences for a conviction have ranged from a couple of years to 15 years for a B.C. man who slept with six people and infected three.
The maximum sentence in the Criminal Code for aggravated sexual assault is life in prison.
In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that one partner can't consent to sexual intercourse if their partner fails to disclose an HIV infection.
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