Sunday, June 25, 2006

Fury of the Aids avenger ..?

Wow! This is exactly why the scientists/pharmacists/government need to stop putting money into medicine which slows down the HIV process and I don't know maybe put some kind of special bracelet which would allow others to quickly identify an AIDS/HIV infected person. If they don't have any arms(for god knows what reason) then maybe a choker/necklace. Hey, they could be rainbow colored! Wouldn't that be great. These personal identifications could include name and say things such as.."I'm a fucking druggie and I have AIDS/HIV!" "I'm a fucking turd tickler with aids/hiv!" "I'm a fucking whore and I have AIDS/HIV!" "I'm a fucking AIDS/HIV! infected fucker who can't say no to white pussy!" I think you get the point by now if not then read this below..

by KATHRYN KNIGHT and NEIL SEARS, Daily Mail 10:06am 24th June 2006

This HIV positive woman knowingly put countless lovers at risk but resolutely refused to tell police why. Now, as she begins a jail sentence for infecting at least one man, this Special Investigation reveals the story behind the Aids avenger...

Late one Sunday night, Sarah Jane Porter's neighbours in the dingy council block where she has lived for the past few years were startled by a piercing scream emerging from the bedroom window of her small and cluttered flat.

They did not pay much attention. Only hours earlier, Sarah had been enjoying a raucous party (one of many she had thrown over the years), dancing and singing in her living room to loud dance music. She had not, it would seem, a care in the world. Such were her high spirits that one guest even thought she might be celebrating something.

Except Sarah had little cause for jubilation — far from it. The following day, she was facing a prison sentence for an astonishing and callous crime. Over a period of years, the vivacious 43-year-old blonde had deliberately infected a number of men — maybe dozens, maybe many, many more — with the Aids virus.

I considered suicide, says HIV infected boyfriend

Not that any of this was apparent at that carefree party. Few of those who attended had even the foggiest idea that their outgoing, party-loving neighbour had herself been diagnosed with HIV six years earlier, much less been anywhere near a courtroom to face such terrible accusations.

That solitary shriek was, it seems, a rare display of emotion for Porter as she faced up to her last night of freedom. Certainly, it seems unlikely that there was much sorrow for the devastation she has caused to so many men — not to mention their families. As we shall see, at no point in this terrible saga has Porter shown anything approaching remorse.

Earlier this week, it emerged that Porter had been jailed for a total of 32 months at Inner London Crown Court for her crimes. It is the first time a British woman has been imprisoned for such an offence. But huge questions remain unanswered. How many more people has she infected? How many others are guilty of the same reckless endangerment?

Middle-class upbringing

Equally troubling is the question of how this once much-loved child, the product of a solid middle-class upbringing, could be brought so low. A single mother on a down-at-heel council estate, estranged from her parents, her life had become a depressing cycle of all-night clubbing and casual sex with strangers.

News of their daughter's activities has devastated her elderly parents. Until the start of this week, Henry and Anita Porter had been blissfully unaware that their daughter even had the Aids virus. In the space of a few hours, the couple, both in their 70s, discovered that not only was she HIV positive but also that she was in prison. Even though they were not close, it was the last thing they had expected for her.

Along with her older brother, Porter was raised in a cosy semi-detached house in Edmonton, North London, attending the local county school. While she did not excel academically, she went on to gain a secretarial certificate from the prestigious Lucie Clayton 'finishing school' in Kensington — from where her parents had hoped she would take a 'decent' job.

But, displaying some of the headstrong willfulness that would come to characterise her later years, the then 17-year-old refused, taking instead a job with an advertising agency.

"It folded, and she took herself off to America," her father told the Mail this week. "She stayed there for five years and lived her own life. We didn't get on that well with her and we did not pursue contact. Indeed, we hardly saw her on her return."

He had, he said, seen her only once since she gave birth to her son. "When she had a child by a chap out of wedlock I obviously wasn't very happy. I washed my hands of her ages ago," he said. "But while I certainly don't condone her actions, I cannot comprehend how she can have had to plead guilty to deliberately giving someone Aids. I think the police should be looking for the bloke who gave it to her in the first place."

So, what happened to Porter? It seems that by the early Nineties, she had settled in Clapham, renting a flat in a smart mansion block and pursuing a series of temporary administrative jobs.

Clubbing scene

It was during this time — the late Eighties and early Nineties — that she became caught up in the dance music scene. "She started hanging out with a group of DJs and a big clubbing crowd," a friend from the time recalls.

"She lived for clubbing. Her weekends were spent at these big all-night raves all over London, and she would travel up and down the country as well, dressed up to the nines."

If there were boyfriends during this time none of them was serious — except possibly the one with whom, her father said, Sarah had fallen in love. "I think she did have one white English chap she was very keen on years ago," he said. "He broke her heart, although I don't know the details."

Perhaps if that relationship had worked out, then Porter's life might have taken a very different path. As it was, by the end of the Nineties she had become involved with a married man of Afro-Caribbean descent. The relationship was only a few months old when Sarah discovered she was pregnant — a revelation that was enough, according to a friend, to end the affair.

"She didn't talk about it much, but it was clear it was game over when she said she was carrying a child. He already had children and he didn't want another one. Sarah was very upset about it at the time — she was alone and vulnerable." As far as it is known, the father has had no contact with his son, now six, since the birth, and offered no financial support.

The turn of events was enough to further strain the already fragile bond between Porter and her parents. With little family support, she moved into a council flat on a grim estate in Kennington, South London, where she proved to be a popular neighbour. 'She was always having people over and having impromptu parties,' a neighbour reveals.

"Some people on the estate thought she was a bit of a nuisance, to be honest, as she tended to have music blasting out day and night."

Others did not consider her a particularly attentive mother, either: at weekends her young son spent most of his time with a neighbour while Porter went drinking and dancing with her friends. Despite this, she — for the most part — appeared respectable, albeit a little downtrodden. By day, she held down a regular job as the receptionist for the West London branch of a leading hairdressing chain, travelling there by Tube each morning.

"She was always very bubbly and popular with the customers," says a former colleague. "She seemed much younger than her years in a way because she knew a lot about music and fashion. She was extremely outgoing."

On other occasions, she could be seen taking her boy to after-school clubs — the youngster was, in particular, keen on karate.

Secret

Behind these humdrum scenes, however, the petite blonde was nursing a secret. In 2000, around the time she gave birth to her son, she had been diagnosed with the HIV virus. She told no one at the time, although the drawers and cupboards of her poky flat were littered with medication and hospital appointment letters.

As we have seen, if Porter confided in anyone (and over the years there were only a few) it was certainly not in any of the succession of young men — almost all black — who she brought back to her flat to have what, in the words of one, was "adventurous, often aggressive sex".

One — known as Mr B — was the man who would eventually blow the whistle on his lover, and whose relationship with her offers an intriguing insight into her mind.

Mr B met Porter around six years ago on the club scene, where she was already a well-known face — and where, contrary to the dowdy picture released by police this week, she was viewed as something of a catch.

As Mr B recalls: "Sarah is a very, very good dancer and very attractive, the sort of woman any guy would love to be with. She has real presence and doesn't have to work hard to attract men.

"The first time I saw her, however, was a long time ago. I was introduced and she was extremely aloof. She almost completely blanked me. I was quite overweight then and it was like I wasn't good enough."

By March 2005, it was a different story. "We got talking again at a club and this time she was all over me, giving me her number. I was really surprised but this time she seemed really into me."

The couple embarked on a passionate relationship, one that involved frequent unprotected sex. "We took things slowly at first but when we finally had sex it was intense," he recalls. "She was aggressive and very very full-on. Sometimes we used condoms but she didn't seem bothered if they broke."

Only when, a few weeks after they had started sleeping together, a mutual friend mentioned that she had HIV was Mr B forced to confront the truth: his girlfriend had been having unprotected sex with him in spite of knowing she was HIV positive.

"I couldn't believe what I was hearing," he says. "That afternoon she was holding a barbecue at her house and I went and confronted her. I asked her if she had anything to tell me. She told me she was ill, that she hadn't been able to bring herself to tell me she was HIV positive. I was so angry I wanted to kill her. I went to the police because there was no way she could get away with this."

Mr B had to endure an agonising three-month wait before being given the all-clear from his test results. Those three months were enough for him to contemplate suicide. He was devastated not only by the thought of being infected, but at the notion that someone he trusted could betray him so callously.

The victim

Another former partner, however, was not so lucky, if that is the word. As it was recounted earlier this week, Porter had, in fact, knowingly passed on the virus to another former boyfriend, a man referred to in court as Mr C, and with whom she had been sleeping for two years between 2001 and 2003.

He is now HIV positive — although, as he recounted in his victim statement to the court this week, when he was first diagnosed he feared he might have given the virus to Porter — a misconception she was happy to nurture.

The truth emerged only when Mr C met a man who told him Porter had been infected years before. "I now feel there is a ticking time bomb going off inside me," he told the court.

"Before being infected I lived a happy, carefree life. Now everything has changed and nothing will be the same again."

And Mr C may be only one of many. Quite aside from other men with whom she has had flings in the past few years, shockingly, it seems that even while on police bail, Porter actively pursued sexual relationships with a number of other men.

"After she was questioned last May there was no altering of her pattern of behaviour at all," one source said. "We would see her leaving clubs with different guys most weekends. The word on the club scene was that she was pretty aggressive in her pursuit of reckless sex."

This, of course, defies general comprehension. What could her motive possibly be? Mr B is in no doubt. "She caught HIV off a black guy and now she's on a payback mission.

"All the guys she has slept with are black. Her thinking seems to be: 'Why should I be the only one to suffer? Why shouldn't they suffer as well?'"

His anger is understandable, although a friend, who did not want to be named, has a different view. "When Mr C first realised they both had it they actually stayed together for quite some time as he thought he couldn't cope without her. Eventually, though, he just couldn't live with the knowledge of what she'd done.

"But I think there was a part of her that believed that if she infected someone, they would have no option but to stay with her, tied together by this terrible virus."

PORTER seems disinclined to shed any light on this depressing notion. Quite what her motivation was — revenge, desperation or something else — we may never know, for she has refused to say. She has remained pointedly uncooperative in police interviews and has repeatedly answered only 'no comment' when questioned.

It seems that Porter views herself as the victim which, of course, in the original instance, she was. "The only person she seemed to feel sorry for was herself," a police source told the Mail.

"At no point did she show any remorse or attempt to be conciliatory. If anything, she was hostile and surly."

As we have seen, however, remorse or even simple compassion do not seem to figure in Sarah Jane Porter's vocabulary.

As one neighbour who attended that last extraordinary gathering — beer and wine flowing freely, house music turned up to full volume — recalled: "Sarah often had these parties but this weekend was different. It was almost like she was celebrating something. You would never have thought that she was facing jail in the morning. It's unbelievable."

Her bewildered parents probably find it equally hard to cope with, as no doubt, will her only child in years to come. At the moment, he has been taken into care and is facing an uncertain future.

Just about the only person who does not seem concerned is Porter herself.

As she spends her first weekend behind bars, and not on the dance-floor of the clubs she loved so much, she will, at least, have some time to come to terms with what she has done.


I remember actually seeing something very similiar to this case which involved a black guy who purposely infected victims on a local news channel here awhile back.

So it goes.

source: Fury of the Aids avenger

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