HIV-positive man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting boy

A neighborhood is on edge while police search for a man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities say they are searching for a man who helped kidnap and sexually assault a boy inside a Brookhaven apartment.

They said the man is a danger to the public.

Police said a 12-year-old boy was grabbed and dragged into an apartment complex at 2700 Buford Highway on Jan. 29 around 1 p.m.

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Inside, authorities said Kevin Walker and Kelvin Armstrong held him against his will and sexually assaulted the boy.


Brookhaven detectives later arrested Walker and he was charged with kidnapping, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, reckless conduct – HIV infected person and other charges.

Armstrong is still on the run and police said he may attack again. The 38-year-old has an extensive criminal history and should not be approached by anyone other than law enforcement, police said.

Armstrong is wanted for aggravated child molestation and cruelty to children.

Police said the leads are coming in and they want to put this suspect behind bars before the weekend.

The apartment where the attack happened is across the street from a police station.

Police said the man who rents the apartment wasn't home at the time, and police don't think he was involved.

Sara Meza has a young child, so she was horrified to hear what police said the two suspects did to the boy.

“I think it’s really disturbing that it can happen especially in public and especially to a 12-year-old,” Meza said.

People who live in the area said they want police to catch the suspect before anyone else gets hurt.

“I hope they catch these people, you can’t even let your kids run around anymore like you used to, it’s a really scary world honestly,” said resident Melanie King.

Residents were disgusted by what police say the suspects did to the young boy.

“That’s really bad, like how can they do that to a little boy, it’s just crazy,” said Amarini Acevedo.

Police would not share if the boy contracted HIV.