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Sick rise of child sex dolls being sold online is letting cops catch previously unknown paedos lurking in Britain


Border officials have seen a surge in imports of the perverted dolls

Grotesque sex aids are being flogged for £1,000 and smuggled into the country for sick paedos to carry out their vile fantasies.

Perverts have been importing dolls to the UK prompting calls for new laws

Perverts have been importing dolls to the UK prompting calls for new laws

The dolls have childlike features and outfits and often come with accessories

The dolls have childlike features and outfits and often come with accessories

It is illegal to import the dolls and there are calls for laws to be made much stronger

It is illegal to import the dolls and there are calls for laws to be made much stronger

Border forces have seized 123 dolls since March 2016 with seven people charged with importing them, including one man who was jailed last month.

Of the seven men charged with importing the dolls so far, six have also faced child porn allegations.

The dolls, often manufactured in China and Hong Kong, are a “relatively new phenomenon” in the UK with urgent calls made for their ownership and manufacture to be criminalised amid fears they could normalise paedophilia and put real kids at risk.

At present perverts are being prosecuted under import laws that prevent obscene material being brought into the country.

Asked if there should be new laws to combat the rise in child sex dolls, Hazel Stewart, of the National Crime Agency, said: “I think it’s got to be through the full range of this criminality, from manufacturer to sale, to import, to possess – the full range.

“And we need to make sure it’s future-proofed in case there is the introduction of the sexbots, the sex robots.”

In March last year officials asked a paediatrician to examine dolls seized to confirm their belief that they were child-like in appearance and anatomy.

Ms Stewart stressed that the dolls are unlike the blow up models people might associate with stag dos.

She added: “They are the weight of a seven-year-old child, they are not something that is the traditional blow-up doll.

“(They are) very, very different – very, very more accurate anatomically.”

Dolls often come packaged with accessories including a choice of wigs, a USB device to warm the spongy silicone skin, and a cleaning device.

The men who import them often also buy clothes to dress them up in, with examples including a lacy thong, negligee and pink lacy crotchless body stocking, Ms Stewart said.

NSPCC

Tony Stower, public affairs officer for the NSPCC spoke about the discovery of 123 dolls imported by 120 individuals since March 2016.

He said:  “That’s a pretty disgusting number and we do not know if that’s the full scale of the problem.”

At the moment perverts are being prosecuted under import laws that prevent indecent and obscene materials being brought into the country.

The charity is adding its name to calls for new laws to be put in place.

Mr Stower added: “We think it should be illegal to possess, distribute, or manufacture these in the UK.”

There are serious concerns that child sex dolls could put real children at risk.

Mr Stower  explained: “They encourage and normalise an interest in children of a sexual nature.

“We want the Government to extend those restrictions to these kind of child sex dolls that we do think pose a risk to children.”

He added that there was no evidence to support the argument that such dolls would stop offenders preying on real children, with the NSPCC believing the opposite is true.

Barnardo’s

Javed Khan, Barnardo’s Chief Executive,  said: “The importation of child sex dolls into the UK is an extremely disturbing new phenomenon and one that needs to be tackled with robust legislation and enforcement.

“We welcome the action by the National Crime Agency and Border Force to ban these obscene sex dolls based on young children.

“Evidence from the NCA shows there’s a clear connection between possessing these dolls and a sexual interest in children, with owners being charged with offences such as being in possession of indecent images of children.

“Barnardo’s specialist workers see first-hand the harm suffered by children who have been sexually groomed, exploited and abused.

“We are pleased authorities are working together to stamp out this growing problem which should help protect vulnerable children.”

A pair of boxed up sex doll of the type imported from abroad

A pair of boxed up sex doll of the type imported from abroad

Medical professionals assessed the dolls to show they had been intended to be child like

Medical professionals assessed the dolls to show they had been intended to be child like

The alarming stats came to light at Canterbury Crown Court where a judge dismissed an attempt by ex-primary school governor David Turner’s barrister to argue that a doll he imported was not obscene.

Former churchwarden Turner, 72, pleaded guilty on Monday to importing the child sex doll after the application to dismiss the charge was turned down – he will be sentenced at a later date.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, Wistaston in Crewe, was jailed at Chester Crown Court in June for two years and eight months in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions for importing a child sex doll in the UK.

Former school governor David Turner has been convicted of importing a lifelike child sex doll.

The 72-year-old admitted having sex with the 3-foot-10-inch doll, described by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as “anatomically detailed and correct”. He had also bought clothes for it.

The NCA said that in previous cases where such items had been imported, defendants had pleaded guilty to importing an obscene object, but Turner had asked a judge to decide if his doll was indecent or obscene in the eyes of the law.

Judge Simon James ruled on Monday at Canterbury Crown Court that it was.

Turner, who was also a church warden, was arrested in November last year after customs officers at Stansted Airport intercepted the sex doll, which had been imported from China. It came with a fishnet body-stocking.

When cops searched Turner’s home they found more than 34,000 indecent images of children aged between three and 16 on computers and hard drives, as well as two other child sex dolls.

He had viewed websites selling items with descriptions such as “flat chest love doll”.

The crime he has been convicted of relates to the import of one of the dolls he already had at home.

He will be sentenced on September 8.

Ex-primary school governor and church warden David Turner pleaded guilty to importing a sex doll

Ex-primary school governor and church warden David Turner pleaded guilty to importing a sex doll

Dan Scully, deputy director for intelligence operations at the Border Force, said: “Border Force intelligence and detection officers started to notice an increase in prevalence of seizing these child-like dolls.

“What’s critical, I think, for this investigation, these items were going to individuals, in many cases, who were committing other offences in relation to harm of children.

“They were also, critically, people who were otherwise unknown to UK law enforcement in having an interest in sexual activity with children.”

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