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Photos: Verdict looms for man who deliberately infected over 30 women with HIV

Photos: Verdict looms for man who deliberately infected over 30 women with HIV

An HIV-positive Italian man accused of intentionally infecting 30 women is set to hear the verdict today, October 27, in his trial for allegedly targeting victims for unprotected sex over a period of nearly 10 years.

Under the pseudonym "Hearty Style", 33-year-old accountant Valentino Talluto seduced dozens of young women on social networks and internet dating sites, often dating several at a time.

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 allegedly infected by him with the virus which damages the immune system and causes AIDS.

The male companions of three of the women were also infected, as was the baby of a fourth, investigators say.

Throughout the 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.

The defence maintains Talluto's actions were "imprudent, but not intentional". Some women stayed with Talluto for months after discovering they were sick. In the end, it was above all his chronic cheating -- he juggled up to six relationships at the same time -- that drove them away.

Many were students, some mothers. The youngest was 14 at the beginning of their relationship, the oldest around 40. Each described the horrors of HIV, from the stigma which distanced even family members, to the trials of treatment.

The prosecution has demanded the bespectacled, stocky accountant get life behind bars for "willful injury" and causing an "epidemic".

"Talluto has never cooperated, he has made false statements, he has always denied any responsibility, even in the face of the evidence. His actions were intended to sow death," prosecutor Elena Neri told the court last month.

The defence painted a picture of a young man eager for affection who never knew his father and whose mother -- a drug addict who was HIV positive -- died when he was just four years old.

"He did not intentionally seek to transmit the virus," his lawyer Maurizio Barca said, insisting 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 also claimed it was impossible to prove it was his client and not other partners who had infected the women.

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.

"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.

by Linda Ikeji at 28/10/2017 3:22 AM



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Jonathan Jostico about 7 hours ago

I believe the whites have a better say to mine in terms of something like this. And that man is heartless

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Anonymous about 51 minutes ago

Why do you think so? You are equally as smart so I think you should weigh in to and give you opinion Xxx

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Bobrisky fan about 36 minutes ago

Wicked n heartless man. The judgement should be a punishable one 4 him *Bobrisky*best*buddy*(BBB)*

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Daemii about 6 hours ago


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Code009 about 6 hours ago

I hate to see this, it's sad. Insist on condoms ooo

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Augusta monyei about 6 hours ago


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Mama Adanna about 5 hours ago

i hope he rots in jail, how can he be so wicked?👎👎👎

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Raphael Ayuba about 5 hours ago

Just lukathin

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Nessydera about 5 hours ago

Wicked man

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Akuoma akuego about 5 hours ago

Kai, this guy is wicked.

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Lin about 4 hours ago

Wicked man

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Zainab Mohammed about 4 hours ago

My God, what a evil Man

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Omoni Henry. about 4 hours ago

You will pay.. Wicked soul..

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john about 4 hours ago

D guy no luk pure at all

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Zoe Linda about 4 hours ago

Wicked man,he doesn't want to have the virus alone,i hope he gets a death sentence.

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Agbomen about 3 hours ago

Animal! I hope he's sentenced to life. Can you imagine?!

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NaijaDeltaBabe about 3 hours ago

No punishment is commesurate with his offense ... Merited happiness

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Ibe. Chukwu about 3 hours ago

Randy Talluto

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The Beginning about 3 hours ago

Na wa o

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LIZZ ASANWA about 3 hours ago

God punish the Devil. Wicked man

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Funmi Olasoji about 3 hours ago


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Offor Stella about 3 hours ago


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Lovette about 3 hours ago

I pray he rots in jail

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Anonymous about 3 hours ago

They should just hang him already .....MAKE Money FROM UR DEAD OR CONDEMNED INVERTER BATTERIES TWEET ME @stanbattery

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Nicole about 3 hours ago

Hmmm this one is deep

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dapo about 2 hours ago

The idiot should be killed or given a life sentence!

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Taiwo esomojumi about 2 hours ago

Wicked man

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AMAZING TOP 5 about 1 hour ago

the consequences of sin

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Linda Ikeji's blog fan about 1 hour ago


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Honorable about 1 hour ago

This is pure wickedness bros

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NACO about 1 hour ago


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Zubby about 1 hour ago

What a wicked act. Too bad of him.

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K. Baba about 1 hour ago

D guy wicked

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Ifygud about 1 hour ago

Protection is better but abstinence is the key....

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Unapologetic_Travella about 1 hour ago

Too much wickedness in the world, he should just die

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