On 8th July 2013 Eugenio Freitas went to his local Sainsburys to do some shopping, as one does. Whilst in the meat aisle however, he unfortunately “became overwhelmed by his “excessive sexual drive.”” and spent ten minutes masturbating himself (under his clothing).
At first he was given the benefit of the doubt, but after a while security were alerted and Mr Freitas was arrested. He later pleaded guilty to outraging public decency (see here for some background on this offence).
12th December 2013 he was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended (seemingly) for 18 months. Attached to this was an unusual condition – not to enter a supermarket unless accompanied by an adult (probably the first time such an order has been made).
Mr Freitas has engaged in this sort of behaviour before. As a result of that, he has an indefinite SOPO against him, although the terms aren’t completely clear.
But if he goes into a supermarket (which may, or may not, be easy to define) he will be ‘breached’ – this means he will be brought back to Court and can be re-sentenced. This mean he would be able to get up to 6 months in prison
It is not entirely clear what power the Judge used to bar Mr Freitas from the supermarkets. Usually, this would be a term of a SOPO (or possibly an ASBO). but there the Judge seems to have attached it to the Suspended Sentence (so breach of it will not be a criminal offence in and of itself).
The two potential conditions that could apply are a Prohibited Activity Requirement and an Exclusion Requirement. It is probably the first of these. There is nothing in the law that says you can have a conditional condition (ie, not go somewhere, or do something, unless you are with another person). But then there’s nothing to say that you can’t. And most Judges are nothing if not flexible.