STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - A former bartender is going to prison.

A Staunton jury found 27-year-old Luke Richard Bartosik guilty of rape back on December 14, 2018.

Prosecutors say after a night of drinking last March, the 22-year-old victim fell asleep in Bartosik's bed and awoke to him penetrating her.

Bartosik called himself a monster in texts exchanged with the victim, who had been his friend.

A Staunton Circuit Court judge upheld the jury's recommendation Thursday March 14, and sentenced Bartosik to five years in prison.