A 41-year-old Briton this morning was charged in court with having raped a British woman at her residence in Gharghur, infecting her with HIV.

The incident allegedly happened early on Sunday morning.

Police Inspector Louise Calleja told the court that although the two had been drunk at the time, the incident could not be described as consensual, more so as the victim knew that the man was an HIV carrier.

It had since been confirmed, the inspector said, that the victim was now carrying HIV.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody.

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