Aug 222016
 
 August 22, 2016  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Maybe I should have had a third cup of coffee before I tried to read this one, as I’m still shaking my head. Gareth Corfield reports:

A homeless IT consultant will learn today whether his challenge to a draconian order, which forces him to tell police in advance if he is going to have sex, will succeed.

John O’Neill, 45, must tell the cops 24 hours in advance even if he only plans on “kissing” or engaging in “sexually explicit conversation” – but has never been convicted of any criminal offence.

North Yorkshire Police is opposing O’Neill’s application for the interim Sexual Risk Order (SRO) to be scrapped, which is being heard today at York Magistrates’ Court, and is asking for it to be made permanent if his challenge fails.

Read more on The Register.

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