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Friday, 16 March, 2001, 15:37 GMT
HIV victim says justice done
Anne Craig
Anne Craig expressed delight at the jury's verdict
A woman who was knowingly infected with HIV by her former partner has described a five-year jail term handed down to him as "irrelevant".

Anne Craig said all she had ever wanted was for the jury at the High Court in Glasgow to find Stephen Kelly guilty of failing to tell her he had the condition and infecting her.

Kelly, 33, was found guilty by majority verdict last month of culpable and reckless conduct in having unprotected sex with mother-of-three Miss Craig after he knew he was carrying the virus.

Cameron Fyfe
Cameron Fyfe: Victim subjected to "misery"
In a statement issued after Lord Mackay sentenced Kelly to five years in prison, Miss Craig said: "I have no comment to make on the severity or leniency of the sentence, as it's irrelevant to me.

"All I wanted was for the jury to hold Mr Kelly responsible for what has happened to me and I was delighted by its decision.

"Mr Kelly refused to accept responsibility for this offence, but the court did that for him. That was all that mattered to me."

Her lawyer, Cameron Fyfe, said: "This sentence reflects the life of misery to which he has subjected Anne.

"This case contains a warning that we should be cautious about our sexual health. It should also be a deterrent to others not to act in the way Mr Kelly has done."

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