POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – A southeast Misssouri man accused of exposing other people to HIV appeared in court Tuesday and was given a new court date, according to the Butler County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
David Mangum, 36, of Dexter, was told to come back to court again August 5, 2014. Mangum is charged with recklessly infecting another with HIV. In Missouri, the maximum sentence for the crime is life in prison.
According to Dexter Police, Mangum told investigators that he had sex with approximately 300 people since he was diagnosed with HIV.
Mangum plead not guilty in court. Court documents stated that Mangum's encounters happened after he would meet men on Craigslist.