Man charged with importing child-like sex doll into Australia

A MAN has been charged after allegedly trying to import a child-like sex doll into Australia.

The 26-year-old Perth man was arrested at Perth International Airport on Monday 2 December, when he returned from a holiday in Thailand.

It comes after Australian Border Force officers seized the man’s mobile phone when he left Perth on 21 November, with a search of the phone allegedly locating several hundred child abuse images.


The child-like sex doll, shipped from Hong Kong, was intercepted by ABF officers at the Sydney Gateway Facility on 17 September, with police alleging it was addressed to the man’s residential address.

“It’ll be alleged the parcel contained the bottom half of a silicone female child-like sex doll,” ABF said in a statement.

The man was granted conditional bail and is due to face court on 13 December, 2019.

PHOTO: Australian Border Force Newsroom

ABF Commander of Investigations Graeme Grosse said tackling child abuse material is an operational priority.

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

“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.”