| August 26, 2010 at 04:23 am
Benaissa, a Germany HIV Popstar, infected three men hiding them that she is HIV-positive, as BBC reported today. Benaissa admitted that she did wrong and the reason she has hidden her HIV-positive was fear of consequence.
But is her act as crime as killing people, say, shouting with machine-gun?
Please, read BBC report for more info
No jail for Germany HIV popstarMs Benaissa faced up to 10 years in jail
An HIV-positive German popstar accused of infecting a former partner with the virus has been given a two-year suspended sentence.
Nadja Benaissa, 28, admitted having unprotected sex and keeping her HIV status secret, but denied deliberately infecting anyone.
The No Angels singer was found guilty of causing bodily harm to one man, and of two cases of attempted bodily harm.
At the trial she said she was "sorry from the bottom of my heart".
"I wish I could turn back the clock and make it all not happen," she told the court in Darmstadt.
As well as the two-year suspended sentence, Benaissa will be required to perform 300 hours of community service. 'Cowardly'
Benaissa had sex with three people without telling them she was infected. One of them was confirmed as having contracted the virus.
Benaissa said she had not told anybody about her disease because she was afraid of the consequences for her career, which she conceded was a "cowardly act".
She claimed she had been told by doctors that the risk of passing on the virus was "practically zero".
She could have faced up to 10 years in jail, but prosecutors had sought a lenient sentence because she confessed and expressed remorse.
Benaissa was arrested in Frankfurt last year, shortly before she was due to perform a solo concert, and spent 10 days in custody.
No Angels were formed in 2000 on the international TV show Popstars, before recording a series of hits and emerging as Germany's most successful girl band.
They re-formed in 2007 and competed in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 23rd.