Police: Md. man knowingly transferred HIV to women he met online

Rudolph Smith of Frederick. (Frederick Police)

A Frederick, Maryland, man was arrested and indicted by a grand jury this week after a nearly two-year investigation into allegations of having sex with multiple women while knowing he was HIV positive.

Rudolph Smith, 34, was indicted on four counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and the known transfer of HIV.

Frederick police said Smith met the women on various dating websites and apps.

Anyone who may have had a sexual relationship with Smith around or after July 2017 is asked to email Frederick police or call 301-600-TIPS (8477).

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the man’s name. It is Rudolph Smith. The story is now updated with that correction. 

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