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German star arrested in HIV case

File photo of Nadja Benaissa
Nadja Benaissa sings with No Angels, Germany's most successful girl band

A singer from the German girl band No Angels has been arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV, a prosecutor's office has said.

Nadja Benaissa is suspected of having unprotected sex with three men without informing them she was HIV-positive, German media reported.

The 26-year-old singer was arrested on Saturday in Frankfurt before she was due to perform in a solo concert.

She reportedly faces a possible charge of grievous bodily harm.

The prosecutor's office in the western town of Darmstadt said Ms Benaissa had been detained because of the "urgent suspicion" that she slept with three people between 2004 and 2006, without telling them she was HIV-positive.

At least one of the partners then tested positive for HIV, allegedly as a result of having intercourse with her, the office said in a statement.

No Angels formed in 2000 on the international TV show Popstars before recording a series of hits and emerging as Germany's most successful girl band.

The band's manager declined to comment on the case, Spiegel Online reported.



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