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David Mangum, HIV-Positive Missouri Man, Knowingly Exposed 300 Plus Partners: Cops

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David Mangum.
David Mangum, a 37-year-old Dexter man, tested positive for HIV in 2003 -- and since then has knowingly exposed more than 300 sexual partners to the disease without ever disclosing his status. That is the case according to the Dexter Police Department and the Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, which alleges that Mangum admitted to exposing hundreds of partners, telling police that he kept his HIV status a secret because he did not want to be rejected.

"Our primary concern in putting out information about this case is a public-health concern," Russell Oliver, Stoddard county prosecuting attorney, tells Daily RFT. "We want folks that may have been exposed to know the dangers they may have encountered."

The allegations came to light this summer when a 28-year-old male victim filed a complaint against Mangum, a former partner who gave him HIV, a probable-cause statement says. The two had apparently met on Craigslist -- where Mangum may have met many more sexual partners over the years.

See also: News of HIV Exposure to Hundreds Sparks Jump in STD Tests in Stoddard Co.

The charges -- full document on view below -- say that the victim told police he tested positive for HIV in July. He had met Mangum in October of last year through a Craigslist ad.

The victim was adamant that he had questioned Mangum prior to intercourse and "specifically asked if he had any diseases," cops say. "Mangum replied, 'No.'"

The two did not use protection.

On November 9, the victim moved in with Mangum in Dexter, a small southeast Missouri town. They apparently had an on-and-off relationship for several more months, but the victim told police he ended it in June "because he discovered Mangum was cheating on him."

After the breakup, the victim got a call from Mangum's former roommate, a woman who told the victim that Mangum had disclosed his HIV status to her in 2011. The victim went back to Mangum who reportedly admitted that he had tested positive to HIV in Texas in 2003. And he admitted that he has had more than 300 sexual partners since that test, the charges say.

Between October 2012 and July 2013, the victim estimated that he and Mangum had sex between fifteen and twenty times and never used protection.

On multiple occasions, there was a third man involved.

Mangum agreed to interview at the Dexter Police Department last week and waived his Miranda Rights.

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via dexterpd.com

He again confessed to knowingly exposing over 300 people to HIV since his 2003 positive test, cops say. He estimated he has had more than 50 to 60 sexual partners from Stoddard County. He also admitted that he "never disclosed he had HIV" to them, the charges say.

Why? From a cop's statement in the charges: "I inquired why Mangum did not disclose he was HIV positive to his sexual partners, and he replied, 'Fear of rejection.'"

He has been charged with reckless exposure to HIV. He is being held on a $250,000 cash bond and has an arraignment scheduled for today. Knowingly exposing someone to HIV without their consent can lead to fifteen years in prison -- and actually infecting a partner can result in a more serious sentence.

Oliver tells us that individuals in Stoddard county who have used the Craigslist men-seeking-men section should be aware of these charges.

"From my understanding that is primarily how he had his encounters," he says, adding, "This goes beyond that immediate group."

Of the 300 individuals, "Each could have partners of their own and those partners need to be informed."

"We'd like to have an accurate view of the scope of the damage that this individual may have caused," he says.

His office would be interested in hearing from any potential victims, even if they want to remain anonymous.

He says they can call his office at 573-568-4640 ext 4.

Mangum does not have an attorney listed in court records.

Here's the full probable-cause statement.

1 David Mangum PC Statement

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ducatinova1
ducatinova1

Personal responsibility people! you have to protect yourself. I'm sorry for those infected. and now to state what most are thinking...How did he get with 300 plus people looking like that?

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ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

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ahveazey
ahveazey

I feel bad for those he infected but honestly. .. who in this day and age doesn't insist on a condom and/or trusts someone they just met when they're like, "Diseases? Nope, I'm good."

scram415
scram415

These people clearly didn't live through the madness of the 80's and 90's. No excusing this bag of sh** but it's on both partners to use condoms.

I think another more obvious question is, he found 300 people to engage with sexually? He either isn't photogenic or ....

veronicaovalle7
veronicaovalle7

this is so wrong ! This men should be put thorough the death penalty. Or better yet he should be torched till his last breath!

Duddley Dewright
Duddley Dewright

Not to mention all the people that his partners had sex with, and those partners, and the partner's partners, ad infinitum..... He truly gave the gift that keeps on giving.... unless someone has the cojones to say no more!

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman

The T-shirt should read. "I gave over 300 people HIV, and all I got was this silly T-Shirt!"

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman

Wait, let me look back at him from over my shoulder. OH MY GOD!

Brian Blood
Brian Blood

I saw this story yesterday and then an hour later I saw a man who looked just like him at sams in maplewood. Creepy !!!

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

thats how. Promiscuity and homosexuality , according to studies , not my bias, go hand-in-hand

Jason Brock
Jason Brock

Busy dude. Ppl so free & easy with sex, some don't even learn their biological fathers name until way later. No matter let nature take its course.

Amy Klatch
Amy Klatch

his secret to picking up women is not picking up women. it was 300 guys.

Gary Tripp
Gary Tripp

I don't know what's worse.. the story or 300 people had sex with this man...

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

lol Welcome to my world Shauna, you should come visit me sometime, lol. just dont go hooking yourself around.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"officials are urging anyone who may have had sexual contact with this man to get tested" and maybe raise your standards a little.

Ksmith Wash
Ksmith Wash

He should be PUT TO SLEEP LIKE A DOG!!!!!!

Megan Eyssell
Megan Eyssell

Did you notice the lack of mention about whether each case was consensual or not? See previous comment and enjoy your mistake-free life.

countypa
countypa

In the adult book stores this sort of thing goes on all the time men have sex with other men and law enforcement do nothing about it.......WHY....Your tax dollars  hard at works...(dirtandmoredirt.com)

Cindy Daniels Graven
Cindy Daniels Graven

are there seriously 300 people that would have sex with this guy.............wowsers......that's amazing.

Richard Kyles
Richard Kyles

sad thing is we can cure HIV but the Crispys say it's us playing god.

robinjwood
robinjwood

Of equal significance in this case is the willful ignorance and irresponsibility of the men that Mr. Magnum had sex with. Having unprotected sex with partners you meet through sites like craigslist is unconscionable. What Mr. Magnum has confessed to is despicable, but the lack of personal responsibility among his so-called victims is equally outrageous.

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman

They can always lie about it. Wrap it up!

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Closeted homosexuals in the Boot Heel, obviously. Another reason to live openly with who you are, to avoid horrible stuff that could happen like this.

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman

Common sense tells you to not let someone stick their penis inside you without it being covered. So if you get something, you have no one to blame but yourself.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

There was totally an episode of Law & Order with that exact same plot. It's like the opposite of "ripped from the headlines."

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@jane21ef You are the worst form of disgusting troll.  There is no cure for HIV.  You are giving false hope while you rip people off who are suffering.

ronmigy64
ronmigy64

@veronicaovalle7 Sorry I disagree with you.  this is a sign of mental issues. what he is awful, but get him the help he needs.

ronmigy64
ronmigy64

@Megan Eyssell if it wasn't consensual then he would be charged with those crimes as well. read the story and a normal person would see that.

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