I’m going on hunger strike, says man who has to tell police 24 hours before he has sex

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A MAN who has to give North Yorkshire Police 24 hours’ notice before he has sex is planning to go on hunger strike in protest at the order.

The single man, in his 40s, has previously been cleared of rape but was subjected to the Sexual Risk Order (SRO) after an application by North Yorkshire Police.

He accused the force of “sour grapes” after his acquittal at a retrial, having spent 14 months on remand.

The terms of the SRO, currently an interim order which the police will apply to be made permanent at a hearing in August, have a list of conditions including a requirement for him to inform police 24 hours before he has sex with a new partner.

In a statement, he 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.

“I protest to being subject to an order that is unlawful in almost every syllable, is unjustified and is so extreme as to be utterly unlivable.

“Home Office guidelines clearly explain the types of behaviour that SROs are designed to prevent, and none of it applies in any way to me.

“The law has been misapplied deliberately by North Yorkshire Police out of sour grapes over being shown to be prejudicial and incompetent in their investigation of the original complaint against me.”

Previously he admitted to having an interest in sado-masochistic sex and used to visit a Fifty Shades Of Grey-style fetish club with an ex-partner.

But the man, a father, denied having any criminal convictions.