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Jail term for HIV-positive rapist
A refugee who knew he was HIV positive when he raped a teenager without using a condom has been jailed indefinitely.

Zimbabwean Gabriel Vengesai, 45, also had consensual unprotected sex with a 14-year-old girl who bore him a child, Winchester Crown Court heard.

He was on bail for this offence when he raped the 17-year-old girl at his flat in Aldershot, Hampshire, last October.

Vengesai was found guilty of rape and sexual activity with a child and will serve at least six-and-a-half years.

Homosexual claim

His victims and the child he fathered did not contract HIV.

Sentencing him, Judge Tom Longbotham told Vengesai he was a high risk to women.

The former pub landlord had fled to Britain in 1996 and was given leave to stay because he said he was homosexual and subject to intimidation in Zimbabwe.

But the court was told he had a long-term female partner.

Judge Longbotham also said Vengesai, who was convicted in April, would be deported if he was ever released.

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