Man caught trying to import £2,100 'childlike' sex doll from Hong Kong

Border Force officials intercepted and seized the package before police raided the man's home.

Glasgow man caught trying to import £2,100 ‘childlike’ sex doll from Hong Kong Website

A man who tried to import a child sex doll was caught with hundreds of indecent photographs of children.

Darren Morrison purchased the 55-inch “orphan” figure from a seller in Hong Kong for $2,600 (£2,100).

It was intercepted and seized by Border Force officials.

The 31-year-old’s home in Glasgow’s Springburn was then raided and a haul of images were found on a phone and laptop.

Morrison pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to importing or being concerned in importing a childlike sex doll and admitted possessing indecent photographs of children.

Sheriff Iain Fleming put Morrison under supervision for three years and ordered him to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work as a direct alternative to custody.

He has also been put on the sex offenders register for three years.

The court heard a Border Force officer at East Midlands Airport in Derby intercepted two boxes on August 11, 2021.

Prosecutor Lauren Donnelly said: “Examination of the first box found that it contained a body of a child like sex doll and accessories.

“The second box contained a childlike head for the body.”

The figure was seized and Police Scotland was informed.

Morrison’s home was raided and a laptop and mobile phone were seized and searched.

Officers uncovered a total of 1,001 still images of children and five videos lasing two hours and 39 minutes.

Investigators researched the company Morrison had purchased the doll from and found an item similar in appearance.

An email chain was uncovered where Morrison discussed the purchase and delivery of the doll.

Morrison appeared to be aware that it was lost in transit and requested a refund.

John Kilcoyne, defending, told the court that Morrison has a previous sex offence conviction.

The lawyer added Morrison has a “porn addiction” and is seeing a counsellor on a monthly basis.

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