Pembroke Pines Men Accused of Having Sex With a 16-Year-Old Boy, Not Telling Him They Are HIV-Positive
Two men met a 16-year-old boy on Grindr and engaged in some steamy-hot sexting via instant messages.
This led to the three meeting up on December 12 to do some poppers and then hop into a hot tub.
The three then engaged in unprotected sex.
The two men, Darrell Allen Evans, 40, and Huy Kien Trinh, 32, happen to be HIV-positive and failed to notify the boy of this.
Aside from having sex with an underaged boy, things could get really serious with the whole incident potentially turning into an attempted murder charge.
It's unclear what prompted the boy to contact authorities or how he came to know that the men were HIV-positive, as certain parts of the arrest report have been redacted.
According to the report, the boy arrived to the men's home on 15100 block of NW Seventh Court in Pembroke Pines. The three took poppers, undressed, and got into the hot tub, where they engaged in sex acts.
Alkyl nitrates -- or "poppers" -- are inhaled and used recreationally, most often by homosexual men, to enhance sexual pleasure. Light-headedness, euphoria, a head flush, and heightened sensual awareness usually results from inhaling poppers.
The boy was unable to identify Evans or Trinh in a photo lineup set up on December 17. So he participated in controlled text messages and a phone call with them.
In the exchange, Trinh complimented the boy on his performance and told him that "the youngest guy he had sex with was 17."
In an interesting twist, Trinh had told the boy "Don't talk to strangers" after their rendezvous.
According to prosecutors, the men reportedly waived their Miranda rights when arrested. They told cops that meeting with men and engaging in unprotected sex without telling their partners was something they did on a regular basis.
"Heavens knows how many victims we may have out there," Assistant State Attorney Eric Linder said during the January 11 court hearing.
According to Linder, the men actually told the boy they were HIV-negative.
The two men wept as they stood side by side before Broward County Judge Ian Richards.
"I do consider you a threat to the community," Richards told them.
Richards then set Evans' bond at $410,000 and Trinh's at $420,000 for failing to reveal their HIV status and several counts of sexual assault of a minor.
Both men are prohibited from accessing the internet, associating with minors or engaging in sex with anyone.