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British Man ACQUITTED of Rape Ordered to Give Cops 24-Hour Notice ... to Have Sex!

Any man accused of rape would probably think being acquitted of the crime would end all his worries. In most sane environments, it would. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the UK — even post-Brexit — qualifies.

You see, a man who was acquitted of rape is still being required to do things that no innocent individual should ever have to do:

A British man acquitted of rape is threatening to go on a hunger strike after police issued an order requiring him to give them 24-hour notice before any sexual encounters.

The 40-year-old man, who legally cannot be named, was given a retrial in 2015 and acquitted of rape. Despite the ruling, police issued a “sexual risk order” against him. Under the order, the man must “disclose the details of any female including her name, address and date of birth … at least 24 hours prior to any sexual activity taking place.”

“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,” the York man wrote in a statement to the press. “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.”

Ho. Lee. Crap.

The terrifying thing is that these orders are actually legal in England. Seriously. Of course, that’s almost as scary as the fact there are people who want the U.S. to be more like Brussels-dictated Europe.

Of course, that’s not the only terrifying thing about this. Considering how college campuses are treating rape — read up on unconstitutional “Yes Means Yes” policies — it’s not out of the realm of possibility that U.S. schools may well see this UK law as a way to crack down on sexual assault.

If a male student has been found not guilty using legal standards, a college requiring him to schedule sex in advance — essentially applying for the school’s blessing before engaging in a legal and consensual act — doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility anymore.

While politicians may argue that we should always believe sexual assault victims, the issue is that rape is a crime and should be treated as such. No, we shouldn’t go back to the bad old days when rape victims were essentially put on trial, but “guilty until proven innocent” is no answer. After all, just because they’re women doesn’t mean they’re always right.

But that won’t matter to the man in the UK, who is still being treated like a criminal. Nor might it matter to any young men now caught up in similar idiocy here in the United States.