Man arrested after allegedly importing child-like sex doll

A man has been taken into custody by Australian Border Force officers for allegedly importing a “child-like sex doll” into Australia.

The 27-year-old man was arrested at his workplace in Canberra yesterday after investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Kambah, where they sized two electronic devices.

It comes after border force officers intercepted a suspicious parcel from China at the Sydney Gateway Facility last month.


The consignment was described as containing a display shelf, but when it was opened by officers, it was found to contain a silicon child-like sex doll and items of children’s clothing.

The man has been charged with one count of Import Tier 2 good, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment and/or fines of up to $555,000.

Regional Investigations NSW Superintendent Garry Low said the ABF has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse material.

“ABF officers use their unique skills and advanced technology to detect and stop prohibited items, including child-like sex dolls, at the border,” Superintendent Low said.

“Our officers are also trained to investigate and prosecute those who seek to import this sickening material, which has no place in our community.”

The man has been granted bail and will appear at the Canberra Magistrates Court on 16 November.