An HIV-positive man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 12-year-old boy, Brookhaven police said Friday.
Kevin Walker, 46, faces multiple charges, including reckless conduct-HIV infected person, spokesman Brandon Gurley said.
A second man, Kelvin Armstrong, is being sought in connection with the Jan. 29 crime.
“Detectives fear that he may repeat this offense if not captured,” Gurley said.
According to police, the boy was approached from behind, grabbed and dragged into an apartment in the 2700 block of Buford Highway.
“Once inside,” Gurley said, “detectives believe that the child was held against his will and raped by the two men.”
Walker was quickly identified and arrested, Gurley said. In addition to reckless conduct, he was charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, kidnapping, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, first-degree cruelty to children and possession of methamphetamine.
Armstrong, 38, is wanted on charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and first-degree cruelty to children. He is described as 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
He has an extensive criminal history and should only be approached by law enforcement, Gurley said in a statement.
“Armstrong is considered a danger to the public,” Gurley said.
Anyone with knowledge of Armstrong’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 404-637-0600.
Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.
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