State vs. Stark


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State vs. Stark

The case involved the state (Clallam County Health Department) and Calvin Stark. Stark was charged with two counts of second-degree assault for purposefully exposing his sexual partners to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The facts brought before the court stated that on 25th March, 1988, stark tested positive for HIV and this test was further confirmed by another test on 30th June, 1988.the staff of the Clallam county Health department held five meeting with Stark on which they introduced him to safe sex and the need to inform his partners of his HIV status before having sex. However, stark ignored the advice which forced Dr.state-vs-stark Locke, the health officer of the Clallam County to issue a cease and desist order on 3rd of October, 1989 as per the provisions of the statues of Washington State. When Dr. Locke reported the case to the prosecutors office, he was made to fill a police report after which the state brought three charges against stark on count of assault in the second degree under RCW 9A.36.021(1)(e). As per the provision, a person is guilty of this charge if he or she with intent to cause bodily harm exposes or transmits HIV…

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Samaha, J. (2010) Criminal law. New York: Cengange Learning, 23-67.

Seattle Times Co. v. Ishikawa‘, 9,7 Wn.2d 30, 640. P.2d 716 (1982)

State v. Stark, 832 P.2d 109 (Wash. App. 1992)