PEMBROKE PINES

Man, 30, charged with attempted murder after boy, 15, contracts HIV after sex

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

A 30-year-old Sunrise man is charged with attempted second-degree murder and criminal transmission of the AIDS virus, along with five other charges involving sex with a 15-year-old boy, according to Pembroke Pines police.

Keith “Keyoko” Sumlin was arrested Wednesday after the boy told his mother the two had sex and that he later heard the older man was HIV positive, according to a police report.

The mother took her son to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for an HIV test. The preliminary result was positive, according to the report.

Before they had sex, Sumlin said he was 21 and asked the boy, “Are you really 18 years old?” according to the police report.

From the report: “The def asked ‘Are you really 18 years old,’ and the victim replied ‘no.’ The def then asked, ‘Are you 17,’ at which point the victim replied, ‘Younger.’”

The teen later told a friend that he had met Sumlin via a mobile phone app and that he had invited the man to his home in Pembroke Pines, where they had sex without condoms.

The friend told the boy that Sumlin was HIV positive and “has a secret Facebook page wherein he posts videos of himself engaging in anal sex with males that appear to be under the age of 18,” according to the police report.

Pembroke Pines police detective Michael Silver wrote in his report that during the investigation he viewed a video of Sumlin posted on a social networking website.

“I f---ed this little boy, videotaped it and added it to the online group,” Sumlin said in the video, according to the police report. “And I don’t use condoms when I have sex and you call me sick, don’t worry about me, worry about who gave it to them.”

Sumlin, who is being held at the Broward County Jail on $280,000 bond, told police he had sex with the teenager but wore a condom, the report states.

Police believe there may be more victims. If you have any information, call Pembroke Pines police at 954-436-3200.

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