A Former St. John Deputy was arrested on Monday for passing HIV to two minors in 2013.
Barlon Cammon (33) will serve 10 years of jail time after pleading guilty to two counts of transmitting HIV and one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He will also have to register as a sex offender upon his release.
The 33-year-old man, who was 29 years old at the time, had encounters with a 15- and 16-year-old boy in locations from Laplace to Convent after meeting them off of Jack’d. He wasn’t a deputy for St. John when the encounters took place.
First of all, why were the young teens on the Jack’d app in the first place? Barlon knew the consequences behind messing with a young queen no matter how you meet them. As an older gay man, you should automatically know that messing around with a young boy who is still in school is just nothing but trouble on both ends of the table.
In 2015, Cammon, who called himself “Rico,” finally told the 16-year-old boy, who is now 20 years old and isn’t identified yet, that he was carrying HIV after he told that he was “clean” in 2013. If someone tells that they’re “clean,” you should always ask for paperwork before proceeding on to the next thing. Some gays will lie in your face and tell that they’re “clean” to cover up the fact that they really have the HIV virus and keep it a secret.
The victim’s mother discovered that he was sick and took him to the hospital until he was 18. The boy then told his mother everything. “This whole situation put my body in more pain and hurt than it should be in,” the victim said. “To finally get him off the street, I was excited about it.”
The 20-year-old victim also expressed his feelings about taking medicine everyday. “It’s not like taking an antibiotic, and it goes away, that’s something I have to take medicine every day of my life.” He stated that he’s determined to move on but it won’t be easy. He will prepare to testify against Cammon.
St. John District Attorney Bridget Dinvault placed her comments on the case. “When you cross the line and break the law, then you have to accept the consequences, and that’s what we have here with Mr. Cammon.” She hopes this serves as a warning to other parents.