BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A pregnant African woman who was convicted of having false documents and who’s carrying the virus that causes AIDS has won her appeal of a sentence that would have forced her to give birth in jail.

Twenty-eight-year-old Quinta Layin Tuleh of Cameroon has been free on bail pending the outcome of her appeal. She will be resentenced by a federal judge on Aug. 5.

Tuleh, whose due date is Aug. 29, agreed to live in Portland and receive treatment at the Frannie Peabody Center as part of her bail conditions.

The Bangor Daily News reports the court didn’t offer any guidance on what Tuleh’s sentence should be. Her lawyer, Zachary Heiden, says he’ll ask that she be sentenced to time served, or 144 days.

Tuleh still faces deportation.


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