Thursday, September 12, 2013
According to the International Business Times, a 27 year old man in Manchester (UK) name Richard Thomas collapsed and was admitted to the hospital after he was told by police that his victim he had raped a month ago, had HIV.
The Bolton News Report had stated before the crime that Thomas admitted to using drugs and drinking alcohol and has no recollection of what he had done. When Thomas had broken into the victims house she was had taken sleeping pills before the attack. Thomas admits to knowing the victim had a medical issue but did not know what the medical issue was
Counsel for Thomas, Virginia Hayton stated in court,
"It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offense he would not have placed himself in this position."
"...is remorseful and cannot understand why he did it and it is troubling him."
Thomas added after admitting to the rape, "She would not lie, she tells the truth. If she says I have done it, I have done it."
Judge Mark Brown sentenced Thomas to 5 years and 4 months in jail and was order to sign the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
An HIV test has been administered to Thomas to find out whether he is HIV positive.