This is Corey Carrol. Most of y'all probably haven't heard about this story, but yesterday was arrested on 4 counts of "carnal knowledge of a minor" and 4 counts of intentional exposure to AIDS. He is being held on $10,000 bail in the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Apparently, a 16-year-old Lake Charles (LA) boy told a family member that on four separate occasions he had sex with a Baton Rouge man he met on a chatline. Carrol neglected to tell the boy that he is HIV-positive.

Several things disturb me here.

Firstly, in this day-and-age, anyone who would not practice safe-sex when they know they are positive outrages me. Just put on a condom! Is it really that difficult to get one or to put one on? And why would you put someone at risk by not telling them about your status beforehand?

Secondly, this man took advantage of a minor. The gay community already is struggling to get respect and equality and stories like this just feed the stereotype and the anti-gay movement. Sadly, this kind of story will outweigh hundreds of positive stories in the minds of many and that infuriates me.

Don't get me wrong, I put some of the blame on the minor as well. There is plenty of sexual education in the schools and in the media so he should have known to practice safe-sex himself but I do think the older man definitely took advantage of an impressionable minor. Being in the closet and being a teenage is very difficult. Many times we don't make the best decisions and predators like to use that to their advantage.

I am surprised that this predator did not get charged with statutory rape as well as the other charges. Who knows, maybe that will be added later. Hopefully he will receive jail time and be required to register as a sex offender so that this won't happen to others.

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What about assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder? He's out on bail? Damn!

Well he was given a bail amount. As far as I know, he is still in jail.