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HIV-positive prostitute worked in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times
Monday, August 17, 2009

A Vancouver prostitute jailed in 2007 for having unprotected sex without revealing she was HIV-positive was back on the street this week.

Michelle Pauline Whonnock, a 30-year-old Vancouver woman that police say sold sex in the Downtown Eastside, Burnaby, Maple Ridge and Bellingham, Wash., was released today after serving two-thirds of a 2 1/2-year aggravated sexual assault sentence, Department of Corrections spokesman Alain Charette told The Province. Charette said he could not say where Whonnock will live or whether she will be released into a halfway house.