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Horror Of Child Sex Doll Of Four-Year-Old Sent To Pervert

Judge jails accused for two years but suspends the sentence despite other evidence of abuse. 

BRISBANE, Australia — A 46-year-old Queensland man found with sex dolls depicting young girls has been sentenced to two years in jail but won’t spend any time in any bars.

Terry John Dunnett was arrested after authorities found a child-like sex doll in a package from China in January last year.

In the Australian city of west Brisbane, a search of his house in the suburb of Riverhills uncovered another two dolls and child exploitation material.

Dunnett was sentenced after pleading guilty in the Brisbane District Court on April 21.

He was the first person in Queensland to be charged with child sex doll offenses that came into force in September 2019, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) claimed at the time of his arrest.

Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law precinct in Brisbane. The area houses the Supreme Court of Queensland, the District Court of Queensland, and the Brisbane Magistrates Court. (Darren England/AAP Image)

The court heard he had a pillowcase, posters, and pictures on his computer that included cartoon character images depicting children engaging in sex.

The sex dolls were anatomically correct and life-like.

As per the Criminal Law Consolidation (Child-like Sex Dolls Prohibition) Amendment Act 2019, the child exploitation material consists of the image or representation of (or what appears to be the image or representation of) a child under the age of 17 years.

The dolls depicted girls aged about four, five, and between eight and 10.

One was blonde and wearing a floral dress, while another was brunette and wearing pink.

The doll found in the shipment showed a girl aged about four years old.

When interviewed by police, he admitted buying the dolls between 2014 and 2020, spending about AUD 400 ($308.8) on the third one he had recently purchased.

He also admitted using his laptop to access child exploitation material.

The court heard the dolls could desensitize people and did not prevent them from offending in the future.

“Imprisonment seemed to be the only sentence that could be imposed. It is a heinous crime to be involved in sexual exploitation of children,” Judge Orazio Rinaudo said. “It’s all too prevalent.”

Judge Rinaudo said a psychologist report stated Dunnett was a low risk of actual offending. “Dunnett showed remorse by co-operating with authorities. You now understand that possession of these dolls and other items was wrong.”

“You hopefully will get the necessary treatment to ensure you do not involve yourself in this type of offending in the future,” he said.

Judge Rinaudo sentenced Dunnett to two years in jail, suspended immediately. As per officials, he will subject to probation for two years.

(Edited by Vaibhav Vishwanath Pawar and Pallavi Mehra)

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