A drunk man who broke into a home and raped a woman says he thought she was his girlfriend.
Smith who was jailed for the vile attack after the woman reported she felt 'disgusted and degraded'.
The Lancashire, United Kingdom man who had been drinking all night, according to the police, had broken into the apartment the woman was staying and met her sleeping on the couch and proceeded to sexually assault her.
The Burnley Crown Court heard how the victim had fallen asleep on a sofa but in the early hours of the following morning woke to find 44-year-old Smith having sex with her.
She realised her underwear and pants were missing and Smith rolled off her, apologising.
After he was arrested, he told officers he didn't know what he was doing and mistakenly believed, in his condition, that he was having sex with his girlfriend.
Smith, of Hogarth Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, is now starting 73-month jail sentence after being told that his attack was a 'breach of trust.'