Update 6:00 pm - suspects name is Rudolph Smith, not Randolph Smith
FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2019
Frederick Police Charge Suspect for Knowing Transfer of HIV
FREDERICK, MD – On 04/15/2019 at approximately 1510 hours, Det. Dewees arrested Mr. Rudolph Smith after evidence obtained during a 21-month long investigation. The investigation started based on allegations that Mr. Rudolph Smith was actively having sexual relations with multiple females knowing that he was HIV positive. He was meeting these women on various dating websites and apps.
Det. Dewees identified and contacted several victims, and authored and received several search and seizure warrants. Evidence was presented to a Grand Jury, which resulted in Mr. Smith being indicted for the following criminal offenses:
- 4 counts – Assault - First Degree;
- 4 counts – Reckless Endangerment;
- 4 counts – Knowing Transfer of HIV Prohibited.
The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone who may have had a sexual relationship with Mr. Rudolph Smith around or after July of 2017 to leave contact information on the Frederick Police Department’s Crime tip line. A Detective will follow up with possible victims that have not been identified.
Charged: Rudolph Smith, age 34, Mclauren Lane, Frederick, MD
Incident Type: Knowing Transfer of HIV
Investigator: Det. Dewees
Public Information Contact: Lt. Kirk Henneberry-301-600-6217