A man in Yorkshire, England has been banned from having sex without informing the police a day before the act. The man is thought to be unsafe for the public and has been mandated to intimate the North Yorkshire Police of the woman he is about to have a relationship or a one night stand with. The man’s use of the internet is also under specific controls which mean he must tell police about every phone that he could use to text, call or access the web with, according to the York Press.The police have sought a ‘sexual risk order’ for the man but he has not been convicted of any sexual related crime. Sexual risk orders can be made by a court on an individual “who has done an act of a sexual nature and who, as a result, poses a risk of harm to the public in the UK or children or vulnerable adults abroad.” It says that “the individual does not need to have committed a relevant (or any offence)” for the order to be imposed. A full sexual risk order lasts for a minimum of two years and offenders can bag up to five years imprisonment even without a previous sexual offence conviction.
Sarah Green, acting director at End Violence Against Women, said such orders were necessary to keep potential victims safe.
“We have crisis levels of rape and sexual assault in this country for which it is often very difficult to get justice.
“We know from research that these offences are commonly repeat offences and these orders are a tool for protection of the public.”