Man With SD Ties Admits to Spreading HIV: Officials

David Dean Smith, 51, charged after having sex with "thousands of people" and not telling them he was infected with HIV, according to court documents

Saturday, Dec 31, 2011  |  Updated 12:32 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Who Spread HIV May Have SD Victims

David Dean Smith, 51, told police he had sex with thousands of people and his plan to to infect them with HIV, according to reports.

Photos and Videos

Man Who Spread HIV May Have SD Victims

David Dean Smith allegedly told police he intentionally infected people with HIV. Smith once lived in San Diego.
More Photos and Videos

A Michigan man with San Diego ties allegedly told police he intentionally had sex with people to spread HIV and kill them.

David Dean Smith, 51, turned himself into Grand Rapids police on Dec. 22 and reportedly told them he had unprotected sex with as many people as he could. Smith said he did this with "thousands of people" and his plan was to infect them with HIV in order to kill them, according to NBC affiliate, WOOD TV8.

Smith was formally charged in court on Wednesday for having sex with a woman without telling her he was infected, WOOD TV8 reported. To date, Smith has been charged in two HIV-spreading cases.

After living in San Diego between 1999 and 2007 it's believed that Smith may have victims in California.

Police said Smith met some of his victims over the Internet.

The judge in Smith's case mentioned at his arraignment that there are mental health issues involved and court documents said Smith had a "desire to harm women" and was "sexually aroused by causing pain to females."

According to court documents, within the last few months Smith was admitted for mental evaluation because he was suicidal and didn't care if he lived or died

Smith was being held on $100,000 bond at the Kent County Correctional Facility in Michigan.

Health officials in Grand Rapids have issued a warning urging potential victims of Smith to be tested.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out