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Monday, September 2, 2013

Rapist Scared

In the "How Stupid is That" category, this from BBC...

In the Manchester, UK, area, a 27 year old man got drunk on booze and high on drugs. He doesn't remember much after that, but when he found out he fainted.

Richard Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months after admitting raping a woman at her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

He knew she was ill but did not know what she was ill from.

Thomas, 27, of Sandringham Drive, Leigh, raped the woman after she had taken a sleeping tablet.

He said he had been drinking heavily and taken drugs, and could not recall the attack but believed the woman, the court heard.

Thomas had let himself into the house uninvited in the middle of the night and the woman, who had taken a sleeping tablet, awoke to find him raping her.

Harry Pepper, prosecuting, said: "She froze and no words were exchanged. He pulled up his shorts and left."

During the trial police related the fact that what the woman was ill form was HIV, and when they informed Thomas, he fainted.

Thomas is due to find out whether he has contracted HIV later in the week.

His barrister, Virginia Hayton, said: "It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offence he would not have placed himself in this position."

How stupid is that for a young man to ruin his life for the sake of a few minutes of high? A few minutes that he doesn't even remember.