More charges against Mo. man in Missouri HIV case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rural Missouri man charged with infecting another man with HIV is now facing charges that accuse him of risking infection to three other partners.

Stoddard County prosecutor Russell Oliver said Friday that 36-year-old David Mangum of Dexter, Mo., is now facing 21 additional counts for having unprotected sex with three men without telling them he was HIV-positive.

Mangum is jailed without bond. His attorney did not respond to interview requests.

Mangum was arrested last month after a man with whom he’d been intimate tested positive and alerted police. The new counts are a lesser charge because the new accusers are not HIV-positive.

Mangum claims he had sexual contact with as many as 300 people since being diagnosed a decade ago. He moved to Missouri two years ago from Dallas.

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