Police say man knowingly spread HIV to women he met online

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Frederick Police have charged a suspect for knowingly spreading HIV.

Authorities say, 34-year-old Rudolph Smith of Frederick, was arrested after a 21-month long investigation.

The investigation started based on allegations that Smith was actively having sexual relations with multiple women knowing that he was HIV positive. Smith met women on various dating websites and apps.  Police identified and contacted several victims during their investigation. He is now being indicted for the following criminal offenses:

            4 counts of first-degree assault

            4 counts  of reckless endangerment and

            4 counts of knowingly spreading HIV.

The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone who may have had a sexual relationship with Smith around or after July of 2017 to contact police.

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