A German pop star told a court she was "sorry" Monday after admitting to having unprotected sex without telling her partners she was HIV positive.

Nadja Benaissa, 28, was appearing at a court in Darmstadt, near Frankfurt.

The former girl band singer is accused of having unprotected sex on five occasions without letting her lovers know she was infected with the virus, which causes AIDS.

One of her partners was subsequently confirmed as being HIV positive.

Benaissa is facing between six months and 10 years in prison.

The ex-member of all-female pop group No Angels, was arrested last April and charged in February this year with causing bodily harm.

According to the charges, she had unprotected sex on five occasions between 2000 and 2004 with three people.

A verdict is due on August 26.

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