Missouri Man Charged With Infecting Over 300 People With HIV

Missouri Man Charged With Infecting Over 300 People With HIV

The Dexter Police Department has pushed their charges against a Missouri man, David Lee Mangum, who they claim tested positive for HIV in 2003 and infected over 300 sexual partners.

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David Lee Mangum (36) said that he didn’t inform his partners because of a “fear of rejection.” Detective Cory Mills filed a probable cause statement on Friday for two victims who claimed they had sexual contact with Mangum. The filing piles on more charges to his current felony charge for exposing a former partner to HIV.

Stoddard County law enforcement agencies have called for anyone believing they were infected by Mangum to cease sexual activity and get tested immediately.

County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver issued a statement on the health concerns from the community and law enforcement saying, “Due to the initial exposure containing 300 or more individuals over an extended period of time, each of which could themselves have multiple sexual partners, this situation should be a serious concern.”

In the statement, Oliver also pointed to David Lee Magnum seeking men in the area via Craiglist’s “men seeking men” section. According to a criminal complaint obtained by CNN, the first victim to press charges said he came in contacted Magnum in October 2012 through the site.

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