Man with HIV must get written permission from police before having sex

Contempt of court can carry a jail sentence.
Contempt of court can carry a jail sentence.

Police have confirmed that a man charged with infecting two women with the HIV virus must seek written permission before he has sex.

Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, must tell police officers of the name of anyone he is proposing to have intercourse with.

Blackpool magistrates ruled that Sutcliffe is a risk to the public and made him the subject of a full Sexual Risk Prevention Order.

The order states that Sutcliffe of Westhead Walk, Fleetwood must tell the police public protection unit of any potential sex partner and what form of sex he intends to have.The order covers both males and females.

He must provide officers with contact details of the person and must wait to get written police permission before he goes ahead with a sex act.

The order also states he must not have any of the forms of intercourse without wearing a condom on each occasion.

“You must stop having sex immediately if there is any indication if there is any indication that the condom is in any way damaged or deficient,” the order states.

“You must tell the police public protection unit in the area where you live of the identity of the person you intend to have sex with.

“ You must provide contact details of that person to the unit and get written acknowledgement of the notification.”

The reality of the order means that police will contact anyone Sutcliffe’s wants to be intimate with and officers will make sure the person is aware of his sexual past.

Defence lawyer Patrick Nelligan did not oppose the order and said: ”Mr Sutcliffe has gained his condition as a result of a crime against him which is being investigated.

“He knows his future sexual behaviour must be appropriate. His current partner is fully aware of the situation. If he engages in a sexual relationship with anyone else that person must be told.”

The two year order was successfully applied for by Lancashire Police prosecutor Chris Keogh.

After the hearing police confirmed that father of three Sutcliffe has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to two women by infecting them with the HIV virus.