In Manchester, England 27-year-old Richard Thomas was recently convicted of rape and found out some very hard news about his victim.

For the conviction, Thomas was sentenced 5 years, 4 months in prison and also must register as a sex offender. According to Thomas he was under the influence of several drugs at the time of the rape and doesn't remember, though he believed the account of the victim. Thomas let himself into the victims house in the middle of the night and the victim awoke from a sleeping pill haze to find him raping her.

So what was the news? After being sentenced Thomas dropped to his knees when police informed him his victim tested positive for HIV. He knew the victim was sick but didn't know her exact illness until that moment.

Thomas was taken to a nearby hospital for testing and awaits the results later this week.

Justice served or a sick twist to an even sicker story?

[Gwaker]