Rapist Told He Possibly Contracted HIV From His Victim As He Is Given Five Years In Jail
In crazy world news…
According to the Daily Mail, 27-year-old Richard Thomas of Manchester (in England) was given five years and four months in jail, as well as inclusion in the Sex Offenders’ Register for life for rape. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman he knew after entering her home in a drunken and high stupor. As the story goes, Thomas went into the victim’s home on July 20 in the middle of the night while she was sleeping after taking a sleeping tablet. When she awoke, she looked up to find that Thomas was assaulting her. Prosecutors claimed that no actual words were spoken as she made the horrifying discovery, and that Thomas pulled up his pants and ran out the house.
When he was arrested soon after, it was found that Thomas had been high on coke and ecstasy, and had been drinking, so he says that he couldn’t and still can’t recall much of the incident. However, he still plead guilty to the rape, telling his lawyer of the victim, “…she tells the truth. If she says I have done it, I have done it.” The two actually knew each other in the past, and while Thomas knew the victim had another illness she was trying to keep in check, he wasn’t aware that she also has HIV…
When Thomas was told by police that the victim had HIV and that he could have possibly contracted it, according to the Daily Mail, he collapsed and asked to be taken to the hospital. He is still waiting to hear whether or not he contracted the virus, which of course, is incurable, and will be told his test results this Friday. Thomas has reportedly been trying to contact his family, but they allegedly don’t want anything to do with him. While he waits to find out the outcome of his test, and prepares for jail, without the support of his family, his own lawyer had this to say about a possible positive test:
“It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offence he would not have placed himself in this position.”