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Mangum faces 21 additional charges

Friday, September 6, 2013

Warrant amended to allow no bond

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - A Dexter man accused of recklessly exposing others to HIV has now been charged with 21 counts.

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Just one day following a hearing where David Mangum was denied a bond reduction, his bond amount was revoked. This means that Mangum will remain in jail until his case is decided.

As additional victims have come forward in the case against Mangum, the new charges have been anticipated this week.

The charges were announced Friday afternoon by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver.

An amended complaint was filed in Stoddard County court dropping the initial Class A felony, and replacing it with 21 counts of the Class B felony of recklessly exposing another to HIV.

The new charges include 21 sexual incidents between Mangum and two additional victims, including the original.

Also attached to the complaint are two additional probable cause affidavits filed by Dexter Police Dept. Det. Cory Mills.

Each of the affidavits detail Mills approaching the victim and discussing their sexual relationship with Mangum. Both admitted to multiple encounters and both say they were lied to by Mangum regarding his HIV status.

One victim, who was mentioned in the original affidavit as the occasional "third partner," stated he is planning to schedule a test soon and is "concerned he would also be HIV positive."

Mills states that the victim appeared quite upset.

The other newly-named victim stated he met Mangum on an Internet website used by men to meet other men looking for sexual activity.

This victim allegedly stated that he "does not want to die from HIV" and that he has been extremely emotional since learning of Mangum's status.

All three victims have reportedly agreed to cooperate with authorities.

More charges are still possible as the investigation continues.

Mills has been interviewing affected individuals for the past week and said he has "four or five" more scheduled in the county.

Mills said he has individuals to interview in Dunklin County as well, and has spoken with people from surrounding counties.

The first victim approached police Monday, Aug. 26, and stated that he had been lied to regarding Mangum's HIV status before their first sexual encounter in 2012. The two were in a relationship from Nov. 2012 through June 2013.

Upon being interviewed by police, Mangum admitted to having tested positive for HIV in 2003. He claims to have had 300 partners since being tested-50 to 60 of which he stated are in Stoddard County.

When Mills asked why he had not disclosed his positive test to sexual partners, Mangum replied, "Fear of rejection."

If you or someone you know has been involved with Mangum at any point, you are encouraged to contact the Stoddard County Public Health Center in Bloomfield at 568-4593 for anonymous testing.

Mangum is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Sept. 26 before Judge Joe Z. Satterfield.


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I'd just like to walk up and punch him right in the side of his neck....and then mash his nose flat with my forearm. What a punk coward. People can only hope he gets many, many years in prison...and he can have all the sex he wants.

-- Posted by Bearcat72 on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 6:42 PM

Then again..hasn't UNPROTECTED gay (read as "anal") sex been the leading cause of HIV and AIDS?...since Day ONE??????

-- Posted by Bearcat72 on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 6:44 PM

I'm sorry, but you play you pay. God has ways of dealing with homosexuality. I know HIV can affect heterosexuals as well, but, I think we all know why HIV is here.

-- Posted by MikeM68 on Sat, Sep 7, 2013, at 12:50 PM

Is this lowlife actually a "Dexter man", as the article calls him...or is he just temporarily living in Dexter?

-- Posted by Bearcat72 on Tue, Sep 10, 2013, at 7:56 AM

God GOD HEALS GOD LOVES GOD COMANDSNOT TO HATE.EXACTLY WHAT GOD OF FREE AGENCY(CHOICE) WHO GIVES OUT LOVE ABUNDANT WITHOUT INTERVENTION,WHEN IS IT YOU TOOK OVER GOD AND THREW FREE AGENCY OUT THE WINDOW.THE VERRY UTMOST UNIQUE THING ABOUT THE WHOLE PLAN BY THE WAY,AND NOW SUDDENLY PUNISHESUS STILL ALIVE.WE MUST OF SKIPPED RITE ON INTO THE RAPTURE HAW YOU TOATAL MORON,IF THERE I S A GOD YOU FOR PERVERTING HIS HIM HIS DIRECT CHARICTOR AND AD HATRED. AND UNEVEN ESCENCE AND NON TRUSTABILITY FOR YOUR OWNE GAIN OF STUPIDITY AND DIRECT INTENTIONALDIDREGARD OF STREIGHT TEACHINGS THEN

ITS YOU ,(WHEN RAPTURE COMES) Its you.Who will get smashed in side of neck.dude is deffinatly wrong for spreadin virus.but you are wrong for insulting all us victims of h i v and then using god who you obviously mold to a hate lying vindictive unhappy being,oh, OH WOW!!SUCH AS ,AS YOUR SELF.ID PRAY FOR YOUR BETTERUNDERSTANDING OF HOW AND WHAT GOD IS ,,BUT I CAN TELL YKU BEAT UP GAYS AND FOR GOD TO SO YOU ACTUALLY DESERVE THE MIDSERABLE LONLY ALONENESS YKU SUFFER.ANT THE HELL OF GOD THE REAL GOD , THAT YOUR HEADAD FOR,WILL BE YOURS,,NO GAYS AROUND.YERPERSPECTIVE IS PITIFULL.INTELAGENCE MINIMEAL,...THE THINGS WE SUFFER SOMETIMES YOU THINK GOD JUST SAID OH FORGET THE COVANANTS AND PLAN FOR THE GAYS WELL GO AHEAD AND INTERVIENE IN FREE WILL CAUSE IM GOD I HATE THEM. NO YOU HATE. GOD DOESNT EVEN HATE .HE METES OUT PUNISMENT.AND NO WHERE DOES IT LITTERALLY INDICATE BEFORE DEATH AT ALL OR THAT ITS VIOLENT BY EARTH STANDARDS.IF GOD INTERVIENED aIT WOULD BE A PERFECT WORLD...BY FORCE...THATS WHATS COOL BOJT GOD ..HE PROMISED TO NOT INTERVIEN.SO TELL ME SIR...WHERE THE HELL DO YOU GET OFF BEING BLATANTLY UNREAD ,UNEDUVATDD AND DUMB AND BLIND AND. MAN PEOPLE LIKE YOU.AND **** I AM NOT INTO GOD AT ALL ACTUALLY.STUDIED THEOLOGICALY FOR 18 YRS.MY PRIESTHOOD FOR MINUTE BUT TURNED.AND DONT HATE OR LOVE GOD.PR USE HIM FOR MY OWNE VILGARITY.LIKE YOU.SINCE YOUR VILE STATMENT ABOUT H I V BEINV Gnnjaaa

PUNISHMENT FOR GAYS.I HOPE TO GOD YOU CONTRACT IT.AND HEYDIKWAD.IF GOD PUNISHES GAYS WITH H I V NOW ,,DUH MAN WHY A VIRUS .UM YOUR HATE GOD WOULDNT PIDDLE AROUND HED OUTRIT KILL US STUPUD.SEE THE PRIBLEM. YIU BERATE YOUR OWNE FRIKKIN GOD

-- Posted by Rodney Dreamer on Mon, Sep 16, 2013, at 2:09 AM


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