Man banned from sex without giving police 24 hours notice goes on hunger strike
A man who has to give police 24 hours’ notice before he has sex despite being cleared of rape is to go on hunger strike.The single man, in his 40s, admitted to previously having an interest in sado-masochistic sex and used to visit a Fifty Shades Of Grey-style fetish club with an ex-partner.
He has accused North Yorkshire Police of “sour grapes” after his acquittal for rape at a retrial, having spent 14 months on remand.
The man is currently subject to a Sexual Risk Order which the force successfully applied for at a magistrates court.
The order, which police will ask to be made permanent at a hearing in August, includes a condition requiring him to inform police 24 hours before he has sex with a new partner.
In a statement, the man said: "I intend to commence hunger strike in protest over the SRO to which I am subject.
"I protest that even though a jury found me unanimously not guilty, after nearly two years I still find myself being punished for a crime that never happened.
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Sexual Risk Orders
A man banned from being alone with women at work is among dozens of people to have been handed a ‘Sex ASBO’ by police, Mirror Online revealed earlier this year.
At least 31 men and women have found themselves hauled before the courts under controversial new laws brought in last year.
None had been convicted of a criminal offence and some have been found not guilty by a court.
The law allows police forces to ask magistrates for a court order imposing any restriction on personal freedom they deem appropriate, in a similar way to an ASBO.
Figures obtained by MirrorOnline show at least 14 police forces have applied for a Sex ASBO since they were made law in March 2015.
Almost all have been successful.
Devon and Cornwall banned one man from being on Facebook or using any device with internet access unless it could record his browsing history.
He was also banned from all bars and nightclubs in a city centre.
Northamptonshire Police banned a man from undertaking any work in the course of his trade “if he knows there is to be a lone female present.”
And Norfolk Police banned a man from owning a mobile phone unless he gave them the “make, model, IMEI Number and all other telephone numbers used on the device.”
It sounds like we’re getting into Minority Report territory here.