26-year-old Singaporean in Australia arrested for importing child-like sex doll from China

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A 26-year-old Singaporean student who is Australia for studies was arrested in Perth on January 9 after he was found to have imported a child-like sex doll.

 

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

“Dolls that are manufactured for a sexual purpose that depict a child under the age of 18 are classified as ‘objectionable goods’ and are prohibited from being imported into Australia.

“Tackling child abuse material is an operational priority for the ABF as part of its role in protecting the border from individuals who may pose a threat to the community.”

Australia Border Force officers commenced with the investigations on December 24, 2019 after they intercepted a parcel from China at a Perth air cargo depot.

The parcel was x-rayed and allegedly found to contain a silicone female child-like sex dolls.

The student has been charged with one count of Importing Tier 2 goods, in contravention of Section 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 17 January 2020.

The maximum penalty for the import of child abuse material is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $525,000.