Man charged with child abuse after police find child-sized doll in his homeBy Mason White 12:07 PM November 18, 2014
By: Chan Yuan
A man is fighting child abuse charges filed against him for possessing a child-sized adult doll.
The man of Australia, was arrested after police raided his home and found the child-sized mannequin laying on his bed, wearing a satin nightgown.
Police said that the mannequin, which has removable silicon genitals, was shaped like a girl approximately 12 to 14 years old.
The doll is 4 foot 3 inches tall and weighs about 66 pounds. The man has been accused of being a pedophile, who was trying to exploit legal loopholes to avoid prosecution.
The company that produced the mannequins allegedly labeled the dolls as movie props in an attempt to fool authorities. Police believe that the man ordered the mannequin through a Chinese website for $3,667. The website has since been shut down.
The man is set to go to court to defend himself. He claims that the mannequin does not fall in the category of child abuse because there were no photos or videos taken with the mannequin.
A man of Narrabeen, was accused of being the mastermind behind the English section of the website, where the suspect bought the doll.
He was also charged with possession of child abuse material after police allegedly found more than 8,000 images and videos of the dolls on his home computer.