Sex doll case due back in court in February

Rosie Mullaley
Published on January 27, 2014
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The case of a man suspected of sending a child-like sex doll in the mail was called in provincial court in St. John’s today.

Kenneth Harrison, who is not in custody, was not in court today. Instead, he was represented by his lawyer, Kier O’Flaherty.

Prosecutor Phyllis Harris told Judge Lori Marshall that the Crown has received an expert report, which has been forwarded to O’Flaherty.

O’Flaherty said he would need time to review the report.

The case was set over until Feb. 28.

Harrison faces four counts, including two criminal charges — possessing child pornography and mailing obscene matter — including a sex doll depicted as a child.

Two charges of smuggling and possession of prohibited goods contrary to sections 159 and 155 of the Customs Act were laid by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The 48-year-old made his first appearance in court April 23, 2013.

He was arrested in relation to a child pornography investigation.

On Jan. 30, 2013, CBSA officers at the International Mail Centre in Toronto intercepted a package that was found to contain suspected child pornography.

On March 12, 2013, members of the RNC criminal investigation division and the CBSA’s criminal investigations division searched a home in St. John’s and arrested Harrison.

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