A 40-year-old man who spent 14 months in prison after he was cleared of raping a woman, has been ordered to give police 24 hours’ notice before having sex, BBC reports.
The man who cannot be named for legal reasons said he enjoyed more freedom as a prisoner and admitted he used to be interested in Sado-Masochistic sex, popularly referred to as S&M.
He had also been accused of biting and scratching his partner who reported him to the police, a development which he said occurred during an ‘after-sex massage’.
The single father of one was arrested by North Yorkshire police and arraigned for hearing at the York Magistrate’s court, where he denied ever being convicted of any crime including ‘parking tickets’.
He was acquitted in 2015 at a retrial after claiming the alleged victim had consented and was ordered to give the police one day notice before having sex.
An interim sexual risk order, initially imposed in December, has been extended for four months by magistrates in York. It requires the man to disclose any planned sexual activity to the police or face up to five years in prison.
The order – which was drawn up by magistrates in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and extended in York – 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 did not find the conditions funny had this to say:
“It puts an end to your life, I had more freedom in prison. The severity of the restrictions exceed what convicted criminals would get on a Sexual Offence Prevention Order. There’s no prospect of a relationship at the moment because of the rules I’ve been forced to live by. They contravene my human rights. Can you imagine, 24 hours before sex? Come on!
“I’m in a state of shock, I cannot believe this is how the justice system works. I thought the police were interested in finding out the truth, the only thing the police are interested in is securing convictions. It’s so unjust, there is not a conviction to my name – one allegation, acquitted and they can still shut you down. They can create this virtual prison”.
He is set to face the judge on July 14, pending a full hearing on August 19.