HIV positive Colombian truck driver 'infected more than 50 women in uncontrollable rampage'
23:32 GMT, 4 December 2012
HIV positive: Libardo Rojas Duenas is alleged to have raped and infected up to 50 women with the condition after going on an uncontrollable rampage
An HIV positive Colombian truck driver is alleged to have raped and infected more than 50 women across the country after going on a 'uncontrollable' rampage.
Libardo Rojas Duenas, 57, is said to have completely ignored state-issued medical advice after being diagnosed with the deadly virus in 2006.
Police say he raped a 16-year-old girl in the city of Ccuta the following year, who soon after discovered she had contracted the sexually transmitted disease.
He then used his job to criss-cross the country, which ensured he evaded capture from the police. It also allowed him to attack his victims.
The trucker is also alleged to have had consensual sex with other women, but did not use protection and so also put them at risk of acquiring the virus.
He was detained by police in the Gorgonzola area of the capital Bogota yesterday, Radio Sante Fe reported.
Police sources say more than 50 women are at risk of infection due to his actions, with one officer likening it to a 'rampage'.
He is being charged with both rape and 'knowingly contaminating another person with HIV'. The latter crime alone is one that could condemn him to prison for up to 12 years.
Arrest: Libardo Rojas Duenas was detained in the Colombian capital of Bogota