Man charged with sex assault for allegedly failing to disclose HIV status

A man who allegedly failed to disclose his HIV status to a sexual partner, thereby violating the Criminal Code, made a brief court appearance in Yellowknife Tuesday. Bobby Kaotalok, 33, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, one of a few offences, including aggravated assault, that can be applied to HIV-non-disclosure cases. HIV non-disclosure cases refer...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at