Rapist Really Upset Victim May Have Given Him HIV
He collapsed when told he could be infected
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2013 1:28 AM CDT
Updated Sep 3, 2013 2:43 AM CDT
Thomas will discover his test results in a few days, the court heard.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Sympathy is likely to be in short supply for Richard Thomas as he waits to find out whether he caught HIV from the woman he raped. The British man was sentenced to five years for the crime yesterday and the court was told that he will find out whether he has the virus later this week, the BBC reports. Thomas let himself into the woman's house in the middle of the night and she awoke to find him raping her, the court heard. Thomas says he had been drinking and taking drugs, and doesn't remember the attack.

Thomas knew the victim and knew she had another illness but was unaware she had HIV, and the Daily Mail reports that he collapsed and asked to be taken to the hospital when police informed him that he could be infected. "It is his own fault," his own lawyer told the court. "If he had not committed this offense he would not have placed himself in this position."

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Your Take
2% of people agree
that it's Ridiculous
Check Out Another Ridiculous Story
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 344 comments
amy lopez
Oct 20, 2014 1:46 PM CDT
He got what he deserves thats why he should've never broke in her house even though he knew her he will get what is coming to him in prison and now he might have HIV
Ginger Sadler
Oct 20, 2014 7:42 AM CDT
Is it horrible all I can think it is good, hope he dies a slow painful death in prison alone for what he did.
Grant Ritchie
Oct 19, 2014 9:43 PM CDT
Even if he didn't contract AIDS... I'd tell him he did.