HIV person charged in sex abuse case dies in Goa

Panaji, Jan 16 (PTI) A HIV positive man chargesheeted forsexually abusing a 14-year old boy and infecting him with thedisease died today at Goa medical college and hospital,authorities stated.

John D''Souza was chargesheeted for sexually abusing theboy for three months in 2008.

Jail authorities confirmed that John, who was admitted tothe Goa Medical College and Hospital, died today.

Since he was in the judicial custody when he died, Subdivisional magistrate would enquire into his death.

The accused was arrested in November 2008 after thechild''s father complained to the police. It was alsosubsequently revealed that the boy was also carrying HIVvirus.

John was initially given bail by Goa Children''s court.

But the state filed an appeal in the High Court that quashedChildren''s Court order and asked the paedophile to appearbefore the investigating team.

He surrendered on November 25 and was put behind barspending trial.

Police were also probing whether John had sexually abusedother boys. PTI RPSABC

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