A convicted rapist collapsed in shock and dismay after police told him he may have contracted HIV from the woman he assaulted, according to the BBC.
Richard Thomas, 27, was sentenced last week to five years and four months for raping a woman while she slept. He pleaded guilty to the crime July 20.
Thomas "let himself into her home uninvited in the middle of the night and she awoke to find him raping her from behind," the UK's Telegraph reports.
"He was arrested and interviewed and said he had been drinking heavily, taken cocaine and ecstasy and could not recall the incident," added prosecutors.
Thomas eventually learned that the woman he attacked is HIV-positive, and even though he has his awful self to blame, did not take the news well.
Test results later this week will show if he contracted the disease.