Created: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 01:34:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:28:23 EST
LONDON, ENGLAND -- Police say a convicted rapist may have contracted HIV from his victim. Officials say 27-year-old Richard Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months in prison for raping a women.
Thomas claims he was on drugs and alcohol and does not remember committing the crime. When the court informed Thomas that he may have contracted the disease, he fainted in the courtroom.
He will find out the test results by the end of the week.