Sumter man faces additional charges of exposing victims to HIV after 1st arrest connected to content of minors on cellphone


A Sumter man initially charged in connection to inappropriate acts with children now faces additional charges of exposing child and adult victims to HIV.

Dominique Robert Weston, 26, was charged Wednesday with two counts of exposing another to HIV, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department.

Weston was initially taken into custody in early February and was charged after a witness reported finding inappropriate content on the suspect’s cellphone.

According to McGirt, Weston’s charges include third-degree criminal sexual conduct, attempted lewd act with a minor, second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. A charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was later added as officers continued to investigate.

Weston remains at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, and the investigation is ongoing.

Officers also charged a woman acquainted with the suspect after shots were fired into Weston’s vehicle on Feb. 9 following an argument.

Danielle Henderson, 30, of Spartanburg, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, McGirt said.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $3,000. She was released Thursday.