One who harms another in any way, yet feels severe remorse after the incident, often leading to a hasty "sorry" sometime within the near future. The term is usually applied to rapists, although it has many daily life applications as well.
Apologetic rapists are the nicest criminals around, yet are still scumbags.
Michael acted as an apologetic rapist by calling up his best friend Ted and asking for forgiveness after having pounded Ted's girlfriend.
Deshawn, widely known as an apologetic rapist, confessed to the boy with leukemia that he had stolen $20 from the cancer research collection jar.