HIV-Positive Man Admits to Having Sex With More Than 300 Men He Met on Craigslist
Intentionally infecting persons with HIV is criminal. Police in Dexter, Missouri have charged David Lee Mangum, 37, with reckless exposure to HIV infection after police say he admitted to having more than 300 men he met on Craigslist. David's secret was exposed after his ex-boyfriend tested positive for HIV last month. The victim said he first met David in October 2012 through a Craigslist men for men ad. He told police he asked David before intercourse if he had any diseases and he told him no. The couple had sexual relations up to 20 times from October 2012 to June 2013 and never used protection. The two lived together off and on from November 2012 to June 2013 when the victim told police he ended the relationship after learning David cheated on him. David admitted to testing positive for HIV in 2003 and has had more than 300 sexual partners since then. David also admitted that during the 15 to 20 times he had intercourse with the victim, they would often include a third male during the intercourse. When asked why he did not disclose he was HIV positive to his sexual partners, David told police "fear of rejection." Police is asking anyone who may have been exposed to cease all sexual activity until they have been tested.