Cited as “Draconian but necessary,” a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) was recently issued against 44 year old UK electrician, Geoffrey Ball. Ball had been found guilty of sexual offenses toward women and is no longer allowed to have a relationship of any sort with a woman, without express permission by the police.
Such orders should be available to US authorities in order to prevent repeat offenders such as William Allen Jordan from continued sexual misconduct. Like Ball, Jordan was convicted of multiple offenses. He served sentences in the UK for bigamy and sexual misconduct against a minor. He was subsequently convicted in New Jersey for defrauding a victim of $4,300 in a catfish romance scam.
Ball, whose first conviction dates back to 1989 subsequently served a 4 year sentence in 2010 for grievous bodily harm and was placed on the UK’s sex offender list in 2010. Undeterred, he scammed multiple women by charming them with romance. He located his victims through the internet.
Police claimed that during an arrest, Ball said, “When I get out, I’ll do it over and over again.” The order was issued by District Judge Martin Walker. According to the Mirror, it states:
“The defendant must not have or enter into any friendship, or sexual or physical relationship with any female without first notifying a police at risk management officer within the public protection unit or equivalent.”
The order prevents Ball from using any internet dating sites, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter. If you locate him on any such site, report him, immediately, to the authorities in Teesides Magistrates Court.
The SHPO was issued for an indefinite period which could last Ball’s entire lifetime, and calls for his name to continue on the sex offender registry, although it was originally slated to be removed in 2017.