Sex doll case due back in court next month

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on January 28, 2014

The case of a man suspected of sending a child-like sex doll in the mail will be back before a judge next month.

When the case of Kenneth Harrison was called in provincial court in St. John’s Monday, prosecutor Phyllis Harris told Judge Lori Marshall that the Crown has received an expert’s report.

She said it has been forwarded to Harrison’s lawyer, Kier O’Flaherty.

O’Flaherty said he needed a few weeks to review the report, the details of which were not revealed.

Lawyers agreed to set the case over until

Feb. 28.

Harrison — who is not in custody and was not in court Monday — faces four charges. They include two criminal counts — 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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