An HIV-positive man has potentially infected thousands of people – by having unprotected sex so he could spread the disease.
David Dean Smith, 51, turned himself in to a Michigan police station last week – after claiming to have slept with 3,000 men and women over several years. A detective investigating the case said: ‘He says he intentionally attempted to spread the disease to kill people.
‘His latest fantasy is strangling a woman and having sex with her dead body.‘
It is unclear when Smith was diagnosed with HIV, but he claims to have known full well what he was doing when he had unprotected sex with many partners over the past few years. While he claims that there may be thousands of victims, so far he has only been arraigned and charged with two counts of AIDS-sexual penetration with an uninformed partner.
Neither of the two victims that police are aware of have been identified, but one has spoken to reporters in an effort to help other women realize if they may be infected. She said that once she was tested, she immediately knew it was Smith who infected her. The two met through a Yahoo! Personals listing and, in speaking with MSNBC, she called him a ‘sociopath’ and ‘a predator’.
Though the scope of his destructive path is still unknown, that woman said that she and Smith got together in 2008. She claims he texted her as he was headed to the police station, saying ‘Turning myself into the law, my life is over. Take care. Always love you’.
She was not fooled by the niceties, however. ‘It’s something he should have done years ago,’ she told MSNBC. ‘He shouldn’t get a pat on the head for what he did.’
In her previous conversations with Smith, he lead her to believe that he had a vast sexual past, claiming that he had had sex with up to 3,000 people, including men and women.
‘He hits drifters. He hits people who are young. He hits young women, and from what I understand, he hits men, too.’
So sad and pure wickedness. Please if you know anyone that has been with him, get them informed!