Professor who tried to import sex doll and had indecent images spared jail

Malcolm Young was caught after the doll, which came with clothing and other accessories, was intercepted on arriving in the country from China.

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Malcolm Young, who held a position as a pro-vice-chancellor at Newcastle University, said he bought the replica doll as it looked like a former adult partner.

Malcolm Young was caught after the doll, which came with clothing and other accessories, was intercepted on arriving in the country from China.

The doll, which came with clothing and other accessories, was intercepted on arriving in the country from China, via Holland (Pictures: North News and Pictures)A disgraced university professor was spared jail after he tried to buy a child-like latex sex doll from China.

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Malcolm Young, who held a position as a pro-vice-chancellor at Newcastle University, said he bought the replica as it looked like a former adult partner.The 61-year-old was caught after the doll was intercepted in a parcel brought into the UK from China via Holland.

After the disturbing discovery, police questioned Young and seized his computers and phones, where they found he had downloaded a small number of indecent images.Young denied his guilt and tried to convince a jury at Newcastle Crown Court that he purchased the small doll headtopics.com

not because of its likeness to a child, but because it resembled an athletic female body-type.But Young, from Northumberland, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements.He was also sentenced for four indecent image offences relating to photos of children found on his computers.

The investigation began in June 2017 after a Border Force officer found the 90cm sex doll in a parcel brought into the UK.It came with items including wigs, a body suit, a mask, a small pair of cotton gloves, and a pink comb.The latex sex doll, which Young ordered from China, had the ‘physical likeness of a child’ (Pictures: PA)

Young was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirement (Picture: PA)Graham O’Sullivan, prosecuting, said the doll had the ‘physical likeness of a child’ and came with openings in the vagina and anus.He told the court: ‘He said he had ordered a doll that looked like an ex girlfriend, that he had cancelled, and had not ordered any child sex doll.’

Jurors heard how Young tried to spent $750 (£550) on the doll, but received a refund from the vendor when it was not delivered as it had been seized by customs.Officers visited Young’s home in the East Woodburn area of Northumberland to question him about the purchase and seized his computers and phone. headtopics.com

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The electronics were reviewed and officers uncovered indecent images of children on his computer that Young had tried to delete.One of the images was Category A image, the most serious.Young claimed that the deleted images found on his device were not his but may have been made by people visiting his home while attending parties.

In mitigation, his lawyer Christopher Knox said the defendant’s successful career had been ‘totally destroyed’ and he would never work in his field again.In the sentencing, Judge Stephen Earl noted Young had ‘lost a lot’, including a ‘chancellorship at the University of Newcastle’, due to his offending.

He added: ‘His fall from grace is long and hard. Read more: Metro »

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