Homeless man burns down house after having sex with gay politician with the permission of his husbandBy Mason White 6:11 PM October 13, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A homeless man was arrested on a charge of arson after setting fire to a gay man’s home after having sex with him with the permission of his husband who was at the home, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 41-year-old Dunstan Thomas of London, has been sentenced to serve 4 years in prison after being convicted of arson and reckless intent to endanger life.
According to the police investigation, Councillor Hamish Pollock invited Thomas to live with him and his husband Ambrosio Reyes, at their home in Wallington.
Thomas was homeless and addicted to drugs when he was invited to live with the couple. Thomas and Pollock engaged in a sexual relationship after Reyes gave his approval.
One morning around 3:00 a.m., Thomas set fire to the house, which the three shared. Pollock woke up from the smoke and the fire alarm, and he ran to put out the fire with buckets of water.
Thomas ran upstairs and set fire to clothes. Pollock confronted Thomas, but he pulled a knife and locked himself in the bathroom.
Police officers who arrived at the scene, ordered Thomas out of the bathroom, but he refused. Officers then forced open the bathroom door and arrested him.
Thomas took drugs just 20 minutes before starting the fire, the court has heard. He claims that he forgot that there was someone else in the house.