November 2018

Higham man imported child sex doll parts

A 22-year-old Higham Ferrers man has admitted importing child sex doll parts into the UK.

William Godfrey was arrested after members of Northamptonshire Police’s POLIT (Paedophile Online Investigation Team) executed a warrant at an address in the east of the county on March 29 this year.

During a search of the property officers discovered six infant parts – including a head, torso and lower half – of a child sex doll which a paediatrician confirmed were commensurate with infants of an early primary age.

On Friday (November 16) Leicester Crown Court heard Godfrey, of Bryant Way, had admitted importing the body parts from the US, Japan and Germany which is an offence under UK law.

He was subsequently charged with the importation of goods with intent to evade prohibition/restriction.

As well as admitting importing the doll parts he also pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, one of possession of indecent images of children and a further charge of possessing extreme pornography involving animals.

At least 250 images of children seized by police were Category A, the most graphic possible.

Sentencing him, Judge Robert Brown said: “There are no excuses for this disgusting behaviour and you’ve brought this situation entirely on your own head, you became caught up in this murky, disgusting world.

“This is child abuse. If there wasn’t a market for this filth, these images wouldn’t exist. “People like you provide a market for child abuse.

Godfrey was given a three-year community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and will have to undertake group work for sex offenders.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years and handed a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.