A man who infected two women with HIV has been arrested on suspicion of raping another woman. The African man, who is facing a life sentence after his conviction this week, is also the subject of a separate rape investigation by Terenure gardai (Irish police), reports Irish Independent.
The rape allegedly happened at a property in south Dublin on March 16.
It is claimed the man filmed the attack and that the alleged victim gave gardai a full statement in relation to the matter.
The man, who has been investigated over drug dealing activity in the past, was arrested and questioned for several hours at Terenure Garda Station.
A file has been sent to the DPP, who will decide in the coming weeks whether he will be charged in relation to the rape allegation, which senior sources describe as “credible”.
The alleged victim arrived at a property for a “house party”, but it is claimed she was attacked there shortly afterwards.
The rape investigation is separate to the crimes for which the HIV-infected man has already been convicted. Gardai believe he may have passed the virus to up to five other women through consensual sex.
The Herald revealed that gardai have already received solid information about one potential victim and hope to get a statement from her. It is not known if the alleged victim in the rape case has also been infected with HIV.
The man, who lives in Dublin, cannot be named to protect the identities of the complainants.