Dozens of child sex dolls seized by Canadian border agents | CBC News

Canadian border officers have intercepted dozens of sex dolls with child-like size and features, an emerging pattern child welfare advocates fear could fuel more exploitation of real children.

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Canadian border officers have seized dozens of sex dolls with child-like dimensions and features — an emerging trend child welfare advocates fear could fuel exploitation of real children.

Records obtained by CBC News under access to information law show the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted at least 42 child-like dolls designed explicitly for sex between January 2016 and August 2018, seizing them as illegal child pornography.

Border officers in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton and Quebec have come across dozens of these child dolls and reproductions of child-like body parts, such as chests and pelvic areas. Of those documented seizures, 30 took place in Quebec.

Officials estimate the dolls they seized can range in value from $50 each to nearly $8,000.

Dolls coming from China, Japan

China and Japan are the primary sources for the dolls cited in the documents.

Child pornography laws

The seized dolls are turned over to the RCMP or another police force for investigation, according to the CBSA.

Under Canada’s Criminal Code, the definition of child pornography covers any material or items that depict or describe, for sexual purposes, a person under 18 years old.

‘Victimless’ material?

Clinical psychologist and sexual therapist James Cantor said there is no evidence to show that using “victimless” material like cartoons or dolls leads to real harm against children.

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