Manitoba

HIV sex offender deported from Winnipeg

A Winnipeg man convicted of sexual assault for failing to inform his sexual partners that he has HIV has been deported to Sudan.

A Winnipeg man convicted of sexual assault for failing to inform his sexual partners that he has HIV has been deported to Sudan.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed Monday that Clato Mabior was deported to South Sudan on Feb. 15.

Mabior was ordered deported in 2010 for several criminal convictions, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

He completed his criminal sentence in December 2010 but remained in CBSA custody until his removal from Canada.

Political strife in Sudan contributed to the deportation delay.

Mabior was sentenced to prison in 2008 for 14 years after he was found guilty of having unprotected sex with four females and protected sex with two others, including a 12-year-old girl.

The convictions hinged on his failure to inform his sexual partners that he has HIV.

Mabior appealed on the argument that medical tests showed his level of infection was low between 2002 and 2004, the time the sexual encounters took place.

The legal test to prove aggravated sexual assault is that the victim must be at significant risk of serious bodily harm and in Mabior's case that risk wasn't established beyond a reasonable doubt, his lawyer argued at the time.

Four of the convictions were overturned on the appeal.

None of Mabior's partners were infected with HIV as a result of their contact with him.