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Man who was acquitted of rape ordered to inform the authorities if he plans to have sex

The man is required to give police 24 hours notice should he be planning to have sex.

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A MAN WHO was recently acquitted of the rape of a woman has had an order placed on him demanding that he must give police 24 hours’ notice if he plans to have sex.

Magistrates in York in the north of England have stated that the man must disclose any planned sexual forays to the police or face a prison term, reports the BBC.

The order, which has been drawn up by court officials in Northallerton, north Yorkshire, reads:

You must disclose the details of any female including her name, address and date of birth.
You must do this at least 24 hours prior to any sexual activity taking place.

The man, who is aged in his 40s and who cannot be named for legal reasons, was cleared of rape at a retrial in 2015 after claiming that the alleged victim had consented to sex.

The order demanding the man disclose any prospective sexual activity forms part of an interim sexual risk order that was originally enforced last month. It has now been extended for four months.

Sexual Risk orders

The man is also restricted from use of the internet or a smartphone and is required to inform police if he changes his address, according to a report in the Grimsby Telegraph.

A further hearing in May will decide whether or not the interim order should be made into a full one, which would last for two years at a minimum and could have the capacity to last indefinitely.

Sexual Risk orders came into being in October 2013 in the UK. Such orders form part of Britain’s most recent legislation concerning antisocial behaviour.

A local authority can apply to a magistrate’s office to have such an order applied. They can be enforced on anyone whom the authorities deem to pose a sexual risk to the public, regardless of whether or not they have been convicted.

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