Man charged with attempted murder after infecting 15-year-old boy with HIV

Keith Sumlin 
By: Moses Gold 

30-year-old Keith Sumlin knew that he is HIV positive, yet, he had unprotected sex with an underage boy, and boasted about it later on Facebook. According to the arrest affidavit, Sumlin wrote: “I had sex with a little boy. I don't use condoms when I have sex, and you can call me sick, don't worry about me, worry about who I gave it to.”

Sumlin met the teenage boy online through a mobile phone app and invited the boy to his home in Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, California, where they had sex.

Later, the teenager told his close friend about his encounter with Sumlin. The friend who had also been intimately involved with the 30-year-old Sumlin, told the teenage boy that Sumlin was HIV positive.

“He has a secret Facebook page where he posts videos of himself engaging in sex with males that appear to be under the age of 18,” his friend added.

The distressed 15-year-old boy told his mother about the incident. His mother immediately took him to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was tested for HIV. Sadly, the tests confirmed the young boy was HIV positive.

The angry mother called police, who arrested Sumlin and charged him with attempted second-degree murder, lewd and lascivious molestation, and criminal transmission of the AIDS virus.

Sumlin reportedly admitted to police that he had sex with the victim and knew that he was underage, but claimed that he used a condom.