Singaporean international student charged for importing “child-like sex doll”

10 JANUARY 2020 I Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have arrested a Singaporean student for importing “a silicone female child-like sex doll”.

The international student was arrested yesterday following the execution of a search warrant on a Perth residence, ABF said today in a press statement.

If convicted, the 26-year-old man could be in for a serious jail time or a hefty fine or both. “The maximum penalty for the import of child abuse material is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $525,000,” the statement reads.

Authorities commenced investigation on December 24 after ABF officers intercepted a parcel at a Perth air cargo depot. When x-rayed, “a silicone female child-like sex doll” was found inside the parcel which had been shipped from China.

The student, whose name has been withheld by ABF, has been charged with one count of “Importing Tier 2 goods, in contravention of Section 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901″.

According to ABF Investigations Acting Commander Nicholas Walker, officers have been seizing an increasing number of child-like sex dolls that are imported through international mail and air cargo.

“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,” Mr Walker was further quoted as saying.

According to the ABF press release, the Singaporean student was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 17 January.

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