• Japhet Osei knew he had the virus but failed to tell his first victim, court told
  • His second victim wanted protected sex but he convinced her he was STD-free
  • After police mounted an investigation, he admitted GBH and has been jailedĀ 

A callous lover who told two girlfriends he had no STDs before infecting them with HIV has been jailed for five years.

Japhet Osei, of Reading, Berkshire, refused drugs to treat the infection before sleeping with the women – one of whom was just 17 – without protection.

The 23-year-old showed one victim text message purporting to prove he did not have HIV and encouraged her to have without him wearing a condom, Reading Crown Court heard.