A British man raped a woman in her sleep and is now spending the next five years and four months in prison for it. The 27-year-old sex offender, who has been sentenced to serve five years and four months in prison, learned recently that karma had come knocking in more ways than one – after it was revealed in court that he may have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, during the unwanted sexual encounter.

When the rapist assaulted his victim, he was unaware that she had HIV. Now that it is public knowledge that there is a potential he could have contracted the virus, he has been reportedly collapsing in court from desperation and depression.

Ever since he attacked and raped a woman who was sleeping sick, he has tried to get out of facing prison time. He claims that alcohol made him do it – even though he had been drinking heavily throughout the entire evening and abusing drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Though he cannot remember much from that night, including the rape itself, he believes his victim’s story and is not trying to deny what happened – just that sobriety wasn’t part of it.

Police reported that Thomas was looking for someone to rape. He entered the woman’s home without permission and attacked her while she was asleep. The victim had taken a sleeping pill but woke up as Thomas was trying to take advantage of her.

“She froze, and no words were exchanged,” stated prosecutor Harry Pepper. “He pulled up his shorts and left.”

Thomas’ attorney Virginia Hayton claims that he was too inebriated to recall what occurred on the night of his crime. However, he informed her that the person he had assaulted “would not lie, she tells the truth. If she says I have done it, I have done it.” It’s not immediately clear if Thomas knew his victim or if it was a random attack on an innocent woman in Great Britain.

Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months in prison after being convicted of murder. Furthermore, for the rest of his life, he will be required to register as a sex offender.

Thomas had convictions in the past, but he was never caught rapped anyone before. This was the first time he faced charges for this type of offense.

“[Thomas] is remorseful and cannot understand why he did it, and it is troubling him,” Hayton stated.

By age thirteen, Thomas was abusing cocaine and ecstasy in addition to alcohol and cannabis.

Following learning that he may have HIV from the rape, Thomas was referred for an HIV test.

“This [HIV test] has been hanging over his head,” she stated. “It’s his own fault. If he’d not committed this offense, he would not have placed himself in this position.”