A convicted rapist collapsed in court when he was informed that the woman he raped is HIV positive.
On July 20, 27-year old Richard Thomas broke into the home of an acquaintance at Greater Manchester, UK and found the unidentified woman sleeping on the bed.
He then proceeded to rape the woman, who woke up to find him molesting her from behind.
Richard later said that he was stoned by a mixture of various drugs as ecstasy and cocaine, and that he did not remember anything he did that fateful day. Instead, he opted to believe the woman’s own version of events.
He was consequently sentenced to five years in jail and ordered to register as a sex offender … but before the sentencing, he was told that the woman he unconsciously raped was HIV positive.
On hearing that, Richard was reported to have fainted out of shock and immediately begged to be rushed to the hospital for testing. The result is due on Friday.
Meanwhile, his own lawyer Virgina Hayton showed him no sympathy, saying, ‘It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offence, he would not have placed himself in this position.’
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