Perth man charged with possessing a 'child-like' sex doll

A Perth man has been charged after it’s alleged he was found in possession of a number of child abuse images and a child-like sex doll.

The 26-year-old was arrested at Perth International Airport on Monday having returned from a holiday in Thailand.

His phone had been seized on November 21 as he left Perth, with an electronic examination allegedly uncovering several hundred images categorised as child abuse material.

A man has been arrested accused of importing a child-like sex doll. Source: Australian Border Force

Australian Border Force officers also found a child-like sex doll in a parcel sent from Hong Kong on September 17 at the Sydney Gateway Facility allegedly addressed to the man.

Police allege the package contained the bottom half of a silicone female child-like sex doll.

The man has been charged with one count of attempting to Export a Prohibited Import being Tier 2 goods, which are defined as child abuse material, and one count of Importing Tier 2 goods.

He’s been granted bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court on December 13.

He will face court next week. Source: Australian Border Force

ABF Commander of Investigations Graeme Grosse said child-like sex dolls “are an emerging form of child abuse material” which police are determined on stopping.

“These offences are viewed very seriously, with the maximum penalty for the import or export of child abuse material being 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $525,000,” he said.

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