The Australian Border Force charges two Geraldton men with child sex dolls

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Two Geraldton men were accused of importing child sex dolls after two separate investigations by the Australian Border Forces.

The men, both in their sixties, were charged by ABF officials in separate investigations after two parcels of air freight from Hong Kong were intercepted in Perth last month.

“Both packages contained a ‘mannequin’, but when ABF officers examined the contents, they allegedly found a child-like silicone sex doll each,” a spokesman said.

The men were not believed to be linked, an ABF spokesman said.

One of the 61-year-old men was accused of deliberately importing a Level 2 banned animal that had child exploitation materials and two drug offenses after a search of his home in Beresford on Tuesday.

He didn’t have to plead when he appeared at Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Judge Chris Miocevich gave the man bail on the condition that he had no contact with children under the age of 16 without supervision.

He was also ordered to give police access to any electronic devices he owned and allow officers to enter his property to search for electronic devices.

This 65-year-old man was arrested Monday at a house in Geraldton.(Supplied: Australian Border Force)

The second man was arrested Monday after a search of a house where ABF officers confiscated electronic communications equipment, sex doll accessories and parts of an imported infant-sized sex doll.

The 65-year-old was charged with one-time importation of a prohibited item and stood before Geraldton Magistrates Court on Monday.

He was given conditional bail.

Both men will reappear in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court in November.

Geraldton Courthouse framed by trees outside.
Both men were given bail in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court.(ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Samille Mitchell)

Under the Customs Act, prohibited Tier 2 goods include child abuse materials, weapons, some chemicals, and human tissues.

The maximum penalty for importing a Tier 2 item is 10 years in prison and fines of up to $ 555,000.

Acting commander of ABF Investigations Nicholas Walker said the force is determined to keep child sex dolls and other forms of child abuse material from crossing the line.

“Combating child abuse material is an operational priority for the ABF as part of its role in protecting the border from anyone who could pose a threat to the community,” said acting Commander Walker.

“ABF officers have the skills and technology to detect such items. They are equally keen to investigate and prosecute those who wish to import this deplorable material that has no place in our community. “

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