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

BY CARLI TEPROFF AND STEVE ROTHAUS, 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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He said she said they said and boom!... we got a case! Why is it so easy to arrest an hiv+ person based on absolutely nothing solid?!. he asked, the guys said 18, he used a condom. case closed. Looks like another witch hunt... And who cares what a police report says, most cops in South Florida are sadistic homophobic criminals anyways. Those quotes don't even make sense... If anything, the detectives and the prosecutors need to be charged, because lots of people just decided not to get tested after reading this. I mean, lets be real, it's a fact that nobody dies from hiv today, even if a person is not tested until the symptoms start, which can be a long time, he/she's will go on a pill to reduce the virus levels. It's not good for your health, but is being accused so easily and be paraded all over the news like freak is better? I don't think so, I a lot of young people just made their decision about testing. So hooray for our dead beat heroes at Broward police. I personally do not want to get tested after reading more and more stories like this. A month of being sick is less damaging for my health than turned into a monster and loose all my privacy etc... The paradox of this whole thing is that people on the hiv pill have undetectable levels of the virus and can not really transmit it, while those who are not tested carry huge viral loads and pose a much more serious threat of transmission of the virus. Yet, if you are not tested you are protected from accusations like this. So at the end of the day all the federal money given for HIV prevention go out the window when local police departments create witch hunts like this...

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