David Mangum Knowingly Exposed Hundreds of Men to HIV While Living in Dallas, Cops Say

Categories: Crime, News

david-mangum-thumb-250x222.jpg
David Mangum
Two years ago, David Mangum left Dallas, where he'd lived for a decade or more, and moved to Dexter, Missouri, population 8,000, where he got a job in a grocery store. He kept the reasons for the move mostly to himself.

Small-town life would seem ill-suited to his favorite pastime -- random sex with other men, often arranged through Craigslist -- but he found a way. During his time there, prosecutors say he had at least 60 trysts with strangers, which wouldn't be handled as a criminal matter had Mangun not neglected to tell his partners what he had known for a decade: that he was HIV positive.

Mangum, 36, first learned he was infected when he was living in Dallas in 2003, a couple of years after he'd been picked up for prostitution and one year after being prosecuted for public lewdness. Since then, he said he'd had sex with more than 300 men, often at parks, truck stops, and similarly secluded locations.

In interviews with investigators, Mangum said it was a "fear of rejection" that kept him silent. He recently revealed his diagnosis to his roommate with whom he had been intimate who, after a positive HIV test of his own, went to police.

Dallas County health officials are currently looking for partners he may have had locally, according to the Dallas Voice, and DPD is encouraging anyone who thinks they may have contacted HIV from Mangum to file a police report.

Given the anonymity of many of the encounters, and that many of them are believed to have been with truckers and others passing through, locating victims is going to be a challenge.

"First names with no phone numbers or addresses - that's going to be a challenge," Dexter Police Chief Cory Mills told the Associated Press.


Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
62 comments
ElizabethEly
ElizabethEly

This story is pure hearsay and sensationalism, not to mention and obvious intimidation of this defendant, based on sexual guilt.  The Office of Medical and Scientific Justice has assisted successfully with 52 such cases (see www.omsj.org/innocence-project).  All it does is bring in -- or even threaten to bring in -- credible, court-approved expert witnesses on just how unreliable the "HIV test" really is.  And if they even get around to the official statistics on "HIV transmission," these cases are done for.  Here's a story about the difference between using OMSJ's experts and looking to the pharmaceutically funded "AIDS" legal defense organizations for help: http://www.omsj.org/corruption/rhoades11oct.  Both stories happened in Iowa, so it's a good comparison.  This man, David Mangum, was misinformed about "HIV" and therefore forced to confess to a science he knows nothing about.

Alex Lopez
Alex Lopez

Gay men have no ethics?? Colin I've met plenty of girls that like to have anal lol. Does that make them any less ethic??

Jay Jones
Jay Jones

The fact that he could get hundreds of men is baffling..... #IJS.

Colin Cottingham
Colin Cottingham

gay men have no ethics..the reason that la roche put it out there in the first place

TexMarine
TexMarine

So did he also rip the condom off? Or are these responsible penises and anuses not using protection in 2013? This is the part where we stop caring if people aren't protecting themselves. Que the "if Texas only taught sex ed" speeches.

Peter Kurilecz
Peter Kurilecz

except that the vast majority of AIDS infections result from homosexual activity and needle sharing. AIDS resulting from rape is very very small and blood sharing well that is primarily needle sharing, AIDS from blood transfusions is basically over since the blood banks stopped accepting blood donations from certain groups.

roo_ster
roo_ster

That quantity and quality of activity comports with what I saw when I lived in a urban areas with high concentrations of homosexuals.  You'd think someone that butt-ugly would have difficulty finding a partner, but not so much.  Especially when the x, meth, and ethyl were being consumed at prodigious rates; poor judgement became no judgement.

Sad & scary and enough to cause a mild man to rage when the consequences are contemplated.

Tim Smathers
Tim Smathers

No one can LEGALLY infect you with AIDS without your permission...

Marvin Bellows
Marvin Bellows

There are absolutely ways that people can infect you with AIDS without your permission. Rape and blood contact (say in a medical situation) are both very real risks for the transmission of HIV. Your advice is good though. Always bag it before you tag it!

pak152
pak152

I remember back in the early days of AIDS how the homosexual community pushed back when asked who they had sexual activity with. a standard question when trying to stop an STD outbreak. Is that still the case today?

Tim Smathers
Tim Smathers

No one can infect you with AIDS without your permission. Assume all your anonymous sex partners are positive!

ruddski
ruddski

If he could have wed a butt-buddy, this might have been averted- so you can blame this on the church.

ronald.jones82483
ronald.jones82483

@ElizabethEly are you an idiot or what?  sorry not trying to upset you but this man is anything but misinformed.  He is a a man trying to hurt people so that he feels better about himself.  He needs to be behind bars for the rest of his life so he won't hurt anyone else.

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

@Alex Lopez your so full of S%$T , Gay do have ethics < it's just like the fact that there are just as many straight people and even more that have not ethics at all ! Don't stereotype about something you know nothing about ! It makes you look stupid !!!!

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

colin cottingham !

 your so full of S%$T , Gay do have ethics < it's just like the fact that there are just as many straight people and even more that have not ethics at all ! Don't stereotype about something you know nothing about ! It makes you look stupid !!!!

ruddski
ruddski

My guess is that Senator John McCain forced them all to ride bareback.

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

@Peter Kurilecz So that's why the highest amount of sexually contracted AID's an HIv is from BLACK STRAIGHT WOMEN and HISPANIC STRAIGHT MEN are becoming the highest groups also to contract HIV and Aids .. Do your research before you make comments about something you're not educated about !

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@roo_ster And how many straight guys have taken an unattractive girl home?  Look, I understand that gay men, I don't know what %, are promiscuous when single, they're still men. There are still those that it isn't all about sex, so I don't want to paint everyone with a broad brush. Also making judgement on how the guy porked or got forked by 300+ guys just because of how he looks, well, it does go both ways. 


Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@roo_sterThat quantity and quality of activity comports with what I saw when I lived in urban areas with high concentrations of heterosexuals.  You'd think someone that butt-ugly would have difficulty finding a partner, but not so much.  Especially when the x, meth, and ethyl were being consumed at prodigious rates; poor judgment became no judgment.

Sad & scary and enough to cause a mild man to rage when the consequences are contemplated.

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

@pak152 The gay community is probably the best educated group for the protection of HIV and AIDS , the numbers of gay men contracting this is way down compared to white women , young black males and following close is young hispanic men  , all men and women that are straight ! Numbers in the gay community are dropping ! We're smarter than that ! This guy is a rare case , he probably hung out at a bath ! Those places should be closed down! ! There's always stupid people out there in any group and this guy and those he infected are just as dumb , but don't lump all gays into this assholes lifestyle ! We are all not like this person! 

tonytrex1627
tonytrex1627

Bullshit what's worst the fact this homo had aids or the gay scence cares nothing about protecting themselves , hundreds of men sleep with him without protection, stop pretending gay is all flowers and cookies its rape, aids, depression, and just nasty!

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

@pak152 @ruddski funny how straight black women and hispanic and black straight men have  become the highest numbers of HIV and Aids infection ! That makes your logic or comment look asinine ! That doesn't speak for all the community ! It's bullshit !

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

@pak152 @ruddski "sexual promiscuity in the homosexual community has been the norm for quite some time"

That's a just plain silly. All sexes are and can be promiscuous...prostitution is both gay and straight, men and women, porn industry ,Suburbia is known to be rather promiscuous with spouses cheating and even Ray Charles had 12 children to 9 different women - that's a rather promiscuous man and as a entertainer, not uncommon.

Being promiscuous (or just having sex with someone you are not in a relationship with) and not protecting yourself or others is the problem, not being gay or straight

lovenaomi812
lovenaomi812

@tonytrex1627  I've noticed that you overlooked the obvious intentionally yo just bash gay men,what about the  supposedly straight truck drivers who bagged him? Lets not be naive and biased. I bet the real reason that they won't get in contact with these men are because they are "straight" with wives,gf's, and children. Are you one of those DL men??

tonytrex1627
tonytrex1627

lol no just sick of seeing this lifestyle spread disease !

dallasoriginal
dallasoriginal

@ruddski  gay men are a little more educated than that ! Haters can print any crap they want but we are not the stereotype men from the 70's anymore ! That's why HIV and Aids infection are down in our community ! It's the few stupid straights that think this doesn't affect them !

chloechloe
chloechloe

@P1Gunter @roo_ster @whocareswhatithink @pak152 @ruddski I was with ya 'till you called women "broad". But seriously, is anyone surprised that gay men might, generally speaking, have more sex partners simply because they are men? I'm not. Still, that's not so much the issue as being safe is. The people involved with this guy were not using condoms. That's just SOOOOOO stupid. Can't believe that people, gay or not, are having unprotected sex. There are all sorts of sexually transmitted diseases, not just HIV.  And no straight men, you should not trust a stranger (especially not a drunk stranger) telling you she is on the pill or whatever form of birth control. Use a condom if you are not in a committed monogamous relationship, or be in danger of something you might not want happening to you. 

Threeboys
Threeboys

@Bobtex @ruddski 

I once read that 85% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Ok, I made up the 85% part.

ruddski
ruddski

P1's clear logic suggests opposite of what you had hoped. Whoops.

ruddski
ruddski

Myrna has offered proof that studies showing stuff she wishes were not true, are not reliable. That settles that, haters. On a serious note, the Guardian - reliably unbiased as it is - cites a study by a dating site which reports that gay men, by their own admission, are not free 'n easy. So there ya go.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@roo_ster @whocareswhatithink @pak152 @ruddski Let's look at this logically.

As a straight man there's nothing but the woman to stop me from tagging anything that moves. I think that's the case for most men.

As a gay man, you have two partners that want to tag anything that moves-gay or not, they're still men. It doesn't seem at all implausible that gay men are more promiscuous simply because they can be. And they don't have to worry about knocking some broad up and being on the hook for 18 years of child support.

ruddski
ruddski

So its official now, the studies have vanished.

roo_ster
roo_ster

@whocareswhatithink @pak152 @ruddski Potentialities are not the issue, but realities are.  Everyone is a potential prostitute, but not every demographic engages in prostitution proportionally.

The proposition that homosexual men have many more partners over time has been found to be accurate multiple many studies, over decades, using various methodologies.


Bobtex
Bobtex

@ruddski While other studies have shown that people on the Internet often make stuff up to prove their point.

ruddski
ruddski

Studies have shown that gay men are multiples of straights in regards to promuscuity, and thats just great unless that sexual freedom is identified as a negative, in which case those studies cease to exist or are so flawed they are meaningless. The overriding concern is the feelins of gay men, not facts in regard to disease prevention.

Now Trending

Dallas Concert Tickets

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...