Man Arrested for Not Disclosing HIV Status to Women He Had Sex With

April 17, 2019 - 3:33 pm

(KNX 1070) -- A Fredrick, Maryland man has been arrested after a 21- month investigation to prove he was intentionally transferring HIV to women he met through online dating. 

Since July 2017, police have been collecting evidence on Rudolph Smith, 34, to build a case against the man for having unprotected sex with women without disclosing his diagnosis.

According to WUSA9 Smith was indicted by a grand jury on the following charges: 

4 counts: First-degree assault

4 counts: Reckless endangerment

4 counts: Knowing transfer of HIV prohibited

Smith is currently being held on $100,000 at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Anyone who may have had a sexual relationship with Smith around or after July of 2017 is asked to call police at 301-600-TIPS (8477), text 240-674-8477 or email