York: A North Yorkshire man who had been banned from engaging in any form of sexual activity unless he gave a day’s prior notice to the police in UK, got the order lifted from a judge.
The judge ruled that the man has to inform the police "as soon as is reasonably practicable" and not necessarily every time.
The man had not been convicted for any sex crime, yet the police had sought a ‘sexual risk order’ for him. Sexual risk order is often sought for a person who is thought to be unsafe for the public, say reports.
The unidentified man was asked to inform the police whenever he wanted to have a sexual relationship or a one-night stand with any woman.
An individual can be issued a sexual risk order by a court, under which the person becomes liable to inform the police about any sexual activity that he or she wishes to engage in. A person who has been issued a sexual risk order may not necessarily be a sexual offender. It says, “the individual does not need to have committed a relevant (or any offence)" for the order to be imposed.
A sexual risk order can last for a minimum of two years, and on breaching, it can land a person into prison for a term of up to five years.
Sarah Green, the acting director at End Violence Against Women, said that such orders were essential to keep potential victims safe....