The suspect, Norman O’Neill, has also been ordered to provide details of each woman’s identity – and inform her, before any sexual activity takes place, that he has HIV. .
O’Neill has been served with a 4-year Sexual Risk Order in a civil case brought by Hampshire Police. Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard that he had not been convicted of any offence. .
But O’Neill was alleged to have put “vulnerable” women at risk by engaging in unprotected sex without telling them about his medical condition. .
Detective Sergeant, Craig Fielding, told the court that O’Neill had enticed them back to his home with promises of drugs and alcohol. .
On one occasion, said DS Fielding, a woman woke up the following day to discover the lower half of her clothing had been removed. .
She made a formal complaint but O’Neill denied raping her and there was insufficient evidence that sexual intercourse had taken place, the court heard. .
On another occasion a woman woke up to find her clothes torn and blood on her legs. O’Neill locked her in the flat for several days, the court was told. .
He was arrested but denied committing any offences and the woman was not prepared to support a prosecution. .
O’Neill, of Commercial Road, Southampton, has mental health issues and was deemed unfit to take part in the hearing. .
Describing the terms of the order, which includes a 10pm to 7am curfew, the judge said: “He has not told any of the women he has HIV. .
He does present a danger to females in this city. In my view it is necessary to make the order.” If he fails to comply with the order he could be prosecuted and jailed for up to five years.
Under the order, O’Neill must not invite any woman into his home without giving police her name and contact details, thus giving officers the chance to call her in advance and issue an appropriate warning. 📷: Dailyecho