KUALA LUMPUR: A HIV-positive gay casanova is believed to have conned nearly 200 young men of their money and valuables besides having sex with them.
So far, 193 youngsters have claimed to be victims of the man with at least 100 saying they had sex with him before they were cheated of money, laptops and other items.
The victims, some teenagers, said the casanova claimed to have fallen in love with them to gain their trust.
His conquests were discovered after one victim posted a photo of the man on Facebook, and other victims recognised him.
One, who only wanted to be known as Lee, 24, said he met ‘Alvin’ through Facebook last August and they soon carried on a relationship.
“He came to my house last month and stayed with me for three days,” said Lee, who lost RM3,000 when the casanova made off with his laptop, wallet and credit cards. He lodged a report with the Kota Damansara police station.
Another victim, Kor, 22, said he had been conned into sleeping with the man two years ago.
“He said he loved me and wanted me to be his boyfriend,” he said, adding that they had spent a night together in a hotel before the man ran off with the RM400 in Kor’s wallet.
“I want him to be stopped before he harms more people,” said Kor, who has yet to get himself tested for HIV.
The youngest victim, 17-year-old student Tai, met ‘Kelvin’ through a pen-pal magazine last October.
“He invited me to come over to a hotel room,” said Tai, adding that they had sex before going back to Tai’s home.
‘Kelvin’ then disappeared after stealing Tai’s laptop worth RM3,000. Tai has already tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease.
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Michael Chong said the number of the casanova’s victims was shocking.
“We believe there are many more who do not want to come forward due to shame.” - theStarOnline