Bicton man jailed over child sex doll importation and 1000s of child abuse images


A Perth man busted trying to import a child sex doll and who was caught with 1000s of sick images of child abuse has been jailed for one year.

The 27-year-old Bicton man first came to the attention of Australian Border Force officers after they intercepted a parcel from Hong Kong addressed to the man’s home in September 17.

The parcel contained the bottom half of a silicone female child-like sex doll.

The man was stopped at Perth International Airport on November 21 and his phone seized as he departed for a holiday in Thailand.

The phone was found to contain 1199 images and 72 videos deemed to be child abuse material.

During a subsequent search of his home, ABF officers seized a laptop and external hard drive that Australian Federal Police investigators found to contain more child abuse material, including a further 386 images on the laptop, and 833 images and three videos on the external hard drive.

The man was then arrested at Perth Airport on 2 December when he returned from his Thailand holiday.

The man’s phone, seized at Perth International Airport, was found to contain 1199 images and 72 videos of child abuse material.The man’s phone, seized at Perth International Airport, was found to contain 1199 images and 72 videos of child abuse material. Credit: Australian Border Force /Australian Federal Police

On Tuesday, the man pleaded guilty to four charges in Perth District Court. They were one count of importing Tier 2 goods, namely child abuse material, being one child sex doll part, one count of attempting to export a prohibited import being Tier 2 goods (Child Abuse Material) and two counts of possessing child abuse material

Judge Stephen Lemonis sentenced the man to one-year in jail but he is set to be released after four months on a $3000 good behaviour bond, and on the condition that he continues with his behavioural treatment programs.

ABF Acting Commander of Investigations Nicholas Walker said tackling child abuse material was an operational priority.

“Child-like sex dolls are a form of child abuse material that the ABF is determined to prevent from crossing our border,” Acting Commander Walker said.

“ABF officers utilise a range of powers at the border in order to detect and seize any form of child abuse material.

“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 $555,000.”

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