This isn't the first time Simmerman has found himself in police custody.
Simmerman was arrested in Polk County in 2012 as part of "Operation Cyber-Child." Agents said Simmerman showed up to meet someone who he thought was a 13-year-old for sex.
He was later convicted and served time in prison for the incident. More concerning following his arrest, court documents show that he wrote a judge, "While incarcerated, I have found out that I am HIV positive, a horrible blow that has served to change my life."
Simmerman is currently being held without bail. The judge wrote there are no conditions of release that could reasonable assure the safety of the community.