A man convicted of raping a woman collapsed after being informed that his victim was HIV positive.
Richard Thomas, 27, broke into the victims home on July 20th to find the unidentified woman asleep in her bed.
The victim had taken a sleeping pill, then woke up to find Thomas raping her from behind.
Thomas later claimed that he was under the influence of multiple drugs including cocaine and ecstasy.
He was sentenced to five years and four months and ordered to register as a sex offender.
Prior to sentencing, Thomas was informed by police that his victim had tested positive for HIV.
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